It has been well documented that the Baltimore Ravens have had a lot of turnover this offseason. Perhaps we are seeing the Ravens reverse this with the signings of Elvis Dumervil, Chris Canty, and Marcus Spears.
There is still much work to be done in the free-agent market before the draft. No matter what happens, though, the draft will be extremely important to Baltimore, and, thanks to compensatory picks, the Ravens have 12 picks with which to reload their team.
Whom and how will the Ravens draft? Baltimore has many holes to fill. There are still needs at the middle linebacker position and both safety positions, as well as at offensive tackle (depending on Bryant McKinnie's status), wide receiver and possibly corner, with the departure of Cary Williams.
Despite all these needs, Ozzie Newsome has a reputation for drafting the best players available regardless of the positions of the players or the needs of the team. Luckily, this draft is deep in the areas of need for the Baltimore Ravens.
This mock draft will be based primarily on big boards while considering needs, instead of the other way around.