Being that Christmas is right around the corner and the NFL season is coming to a close, it seems fitting that we start thinking about the draft.
Sure it's four months away, but if you're an NFL nut like myself, it's never too early to talk draft.
For this assignment, it's going to be a little different. This time around I get to add a little more fantasy football to the mix, meaning the players in this mock draft are likely to be drafted higher than they appear in this article.
Of course, that doesn't mean I'm going to list the top seven players in the draft all going to the Ravens, either.
In my opinion, the Ravens need to upgrade their offensive and defensive lines, linebackers and secondary.
Even if Ray Lewis and Ed Reed return in 2013, which I expect them to, Baltimore will need to replace them sooner rather than later. Another important part of the Ravens' draft strategy should be to surround Joe Flacco with an offensive line and skill players that can grow together as a unit for the next decade.