Hello, and welcome to the 2014 NFL draft. The Baltimore Ravens are in a prime position this offseason to get better with the eight picks they have in this year's draft, and this piece will feature their results, analysis of the results and a grade for each pick or trade.
To recap its offseason thus far, Baltimore re-signed wide receiver Jacoby Jones, defensive tackle Terrence Cody, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, tight end Dennis Pitta and linebacker Daryl Smith to long-term deals.
The Ravens also signed former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith, St, Louis Rams safety Darian Stewart and Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels while trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Jeremy Zuttah.
They did lose defensive lineman Arthur Jones, cornerback Corey Graham, offensive tackle Michael Oher and strong safety James Ihedigbo in free agency.
With all of these moves in mind, they will likely look to address cornerback, offensive line and safety early in this year's draft.
But just because those are the team's biggest needs, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is someone who likes to take the best player available when he's on the clock. That leaves mystery, intrigue and often a surprise when Baltimore is on the clock.
Throughout the draft, this slideshow will be updated with the newly selected Ravens, a brief analysis and draft grades.