With the 2014 NFL draft one day away, the Baltimore Ravens find themselves in a great situation with the 17th overall pick. With plenty of team needs on both sides of the ball, the Ravens will be able to draft the best player available, or move back and acquire more picks in later rounds.
Let me preface this mock draft with the notion that I believe the Ravens will trade back with a team such as the San Francisco 49ers or Denver Broncos. Both teams have limited room on their rosters and are rumored to be in the market of moving into the middle of the first round, making the Ravens an ideal trade partner. General Manager Ozzie Newsome loves picks and will be hard pressed to turn down a deal.
However, there are a few players that, if still on the board at 17, the Ravens will sprint to the podium for: Notre Dame OT Zack Martin, Alabama FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and North Carolina TE Eric Ebron. All three of these players are the best at their position, with Zack Martin projected at right tackle.
For the purpose of this mock draft, I have the Ravens trading their first-round, 17th overall, pick to the 49ers for their first-round, 30th overall, second-round, 56th overall, and fourth-round, 129th overall, picks.
San Fransisco 49ers Get: 17th overall pick
Baltimore Ravens Get: 30th, 56th and 129th pick
After this trade, the Ravens will have plenty of picks to find great value in the later rounds and fill out their roster with one of the deepest draft in years.
Let's take a look at who the Ravens should take in the 2014 NFL draft.