Zack Martin, OT (Projected Round: 1)
Zack Martin is in play for the Ravens' first-round pick, and they will have to consider him regardless of what they do in free agency. As of right now, he’s a candidate to step into Michael Oher’s shoes at right tackle, but Martin is so versatile and good that he can play guard too—and maybe even center.
The biggest questions he has to answer are about his size and arm length, which have caused some scouts to project him to guard at the next level. At every stage of the evaluation process, however, he’s handled edge-rushers with ease.
At his pro day, he’ll have another chance to impress scouts with his footwork and technique and prove that he belongs at tackle.
Louis Nix III, DT (Projected Round: 1-2)
Louis Nix III is behind Aaron Donald and Timmy Jernigan on most scouts’ big boards when it comes to the defensive tackle position, and he’ll probably go off the board in between the Ravens' first- and second-round picks.
With the strength to go with a gigantic 331-pound frame, Nix has the potential to be a disruptive force on the defensive line. He’s probably best suited to be a nose tackle, but he’s scheme-versatile and would be a run-stuffing defensive end to replace Arthur Jones on the roster.
Stephon Tuitt, DE (Projected Round: 2)
The Ravens will be paying more attention to Stephon Tuitt than the other defensive linemen for a couple of reasons. For starters, he’s a better fit at defensive end, but he also could fall down draft boards due to an underwhelming 2013 season.
With long arms and a tall 6’5” frame, he can hold his own at the point of attack and be a dominant defensive lineman in the pros. At his pro day, he’ll have to prove his work ethic and conditioning, but he could be on the board in the second round, where he would be a great value pick.
Troy Niklas, TE (Projected Round: 2-3)
The Ravens need another tight end to back up (or share the field with) Dennis Pitta, and Troy Niklas will be submitting his application for the job on March 20. He’ll need some coaching, but he already has an intriguing combination of size (6'6", 270 lbs), receiving skills and blocking ability to be a fine No. 2 tight end with the potential to grow into so much more.