Baltimore Ravens: Areas of Need Heading into the Draft

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Baltimore Ravens: Areas of Need Heading into the Draft
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Ozzie Newsome & Co. must quickly transition from the confetti to the war room

With the 2013 NFL draft quickly approaching, all the experts are getting ready for their final mock drafts. While they put in a tremendous amount of scouting and analysis to match up a player's talent with a team's needs, the problem with mock drafts is that one pick can drastically change everything. By the time the Baltimore Ravens are on the clock with pick No. 32, they are at the back end of a chain of dominoes.

As always, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and his group have been vocal about drafting the best players available (via BaltimoreRavens.com) but there are positions of need all over the field. The Ravens would love to add a dynamic receiver to the offense who could fill some of the void caused by the Anquan Boldin trade.

They also do not currently have a starting left tackle, although they are still in contact with Bryant McKinnie. Inside linebacker and strong safety are two positions that need to be shored up as well.

With an assortment of picks in a very deep draft class. the Ravens are in a good position to address their weaknesses, and here are some of the players they might be considering to step into positions of need.

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