1. Tavon Austin, WR West Virginia
There is virtually no chance Tavon Austin makes it far enough in the draft to allow the Ravens to move up for him, but that doesn't mean the Ravens won't keep an eye on him. He'd be an ideal underneath receiver to complement Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.
2. Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma
Lane Johnson has even less chance of being available than Austin, but again, the Ravens did their homework on him in case he is there, according to Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun. Right now, the Ravens do not have a competent left tackle on the roster, meaning Johnson would be an instant upgrade. He's worth a look, but getting him would be a major coup.
3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR Clemson
The Ravens are definitely looking for a receiver early, and DeAndre Hopkins might have even more upside than Austin. He's a big, smooth possession receiver who plays a lot like the departed Anquan Boldin. He would be a fantastic complement to Smith and Jones, while possessing the same ability to make acrobatic catches that Boldin had.
4. Tank Carradine, DE/OLB Florida State
Call this a hunch, but I think the Ravens are really high on Tank Carradine. He hasn't generated much first-round buzz, but Carradine has been a name mentioned a lot on the Ravens' website. Carradine is a bit of a one-year wonder, but he has a great motor that alleviates those concerns.
A pass rush consisting of Carradine, Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs could be scary.
5. Alec Ogletree, ILB Georgia
Perhaps another guy who could be off the board before the Ravens' pick is Alec Ogletree, bit he would fill a big need at inside linebacker.
Though I'm not a fan of his, he would actually be a great fit in Baltimore. He is a sideline-to-sideline defender who struggles with getting off blocks, but the Ravens' newly improved defensive line should help him stay clean and make plays. He would also be an upgrade in coverage compared to the Ravens' other linebackers.
6. Matt Elam, S Florida
Safety is overblown as a need in my opinion, but Matt Elam would still be an upgrade in the Ravens' secondary. That's more of a reflection on Elam's skill than the Ravens' current talent. He's a spark plug of a defender who plays with a lot of fire and energy. He's got all the physical talent you look for, but he occasionally plays overaggressive and he lacks size.
He does fit the mold of what the Ravens like in a safety, and he'd be a great pick.
7. Margus Hunt, DE SMU
Hunt could be a big surprise if the Ravens elect to go this route. Margus Hunt doesn't really fill a need after the Chris Canty and Marcus Spears signings, but he is without question the kind of player the Ravens would covet.
Hunt is an elite athlete in terms of strength and speed, but he's not stiff in the hips like many other workout warriors have been in years past. Hunt actually has some polish to his game, and he plays with a lot of intensity.
He could play a number of positions for the Ravens and would definitely bring some athleticism to this defense.
8. Kevin Minter, ILB LSU
The Ravens have shown plenty of pre-draft interest in Kevin Minter, who is more likely to be available than Ogletree and could be a better fit anyway. Minter has perhaps the best nose for the ball of any linebacker in this draft, constantly finding ball-carriers in pursuit.
He is also better at getting of blocks than many of the linebackers in this draft. Minter might not be a big name, but he'd be a big-time player.
9. D.J. Fluker, OT Alabama
D.J. Fluker is another player the Ravens have expressed a lot of interest in, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, and he would fill a need at offensive tackle. The problem with Fluker is that he'll never have the footwork to be a left tackle, meaning that position would remain a need.
Fluker would, however, ensure that Kelechi Osemele could play on the inside at left guard, and he would also bring a mauling presence to the right side of the Ravens' offensive line that would pair well with Marshal Yanda.
10. Jamar Taylor, CB Boise State
I'd be surprised if the Ravens went cornerback early in the draft, but they definitely could stand to upgrade the position. Jamar Taylor is a rising talent. There is a lot to like about Taylor's abilities in coverage, and he would be a solid value at the end of the first round if he's there.