We’ve all seen enough mock drafts to make us sick, so let’s prognosticate from a different perspective. The problem with mock drafts is that one incorrect pick changes the entire thing. For this slideshow, however, we’ll go through eight potential Baltimore Ravens first-round picks and give odds that they end up in M&T Bank Stadium.
The eight players discussed here cover a range of positions and are definitely prospects that should intrigue the Ravens. In all likelihood, Baltimore’s first-round pick is on this list but the odds give you an idea of how likely the pick is.
For those that aren’t familiar with odds, just know that the higher the number, the less likely the pick. At first glance, these odds may seem a little high given that this pool of players has a chance to be on the board and fill the Ravens’ needs, but it’s important to remember the craziness of the NFL draft and that nobody has any idea how it’s going to unfold.
Some of these players have long odds because they don’t fill a glaring hole (like C.J. Mosley), or because it’s unlikely they’ll be on the board (Mike Evans). On the flip side, the shorter odds are guys who are a good mix of need, talent, fit and probable draft slot (with Zack Martin being the poster boy for that group).
Predraft projections are always fun, so let’s get down to business. Here are eight potential first-round picks for Baltimore, ranked from least likely to most likely.