Look for Ravens to address depth

Local players could start coming off board

Day 2 Q&A

Nfl Draft

April 27, 2008|By JAMISON HENSLEY AND KEN MURRAY

What will the Ravens do on Day 2 of the draft?

The Ravens have put themselves in solid position to address their depth issues with six of the first 69 picks on Day 2 (three selections each in the third and fourth rounds).

A priority for the Ravens will be at cornerback, although the draft isn't deep at that position. The place where the Ravens can improve is along the offensive line. Other areas of need: wide receiver, tight end, outside linebacker and safety.

Here's where the Ravens pick in rounds 3-7:

Round 3: Pick 8 (71st)

Round 3: Pick 23 (86th)

Round 3: Pick 36 (99th)

Round 4: Pick 7 (106th)

Round 4: Pick 26 (125th)

Round 4: Pick 34 (133rd)

Round 6: Pick 40 (206th)

Round 7: Pick 8 (215th)

Round 7: Pick 33 (240th)

Which local players might be drafted today?

Maryland has six players who could go, starting with defensive tackle Dre Moore, who figures to go early in the third round.

Linebacker Erin Henderson carries a fourth-round grade, but because he can play inside or outside, he might go earlier. Tight end Joey Haynos has a fifth-round grade, but could go later. Guard Andrew Crummey and running backs Keon Lattimore and Lance Ball might go in the seventh round.

Morgan State running back Chad Simpson has a seventh-round grade but could go earlier because he proved he could return kicks at South Florida.

Towson linebacker Brian Bradford probably won't be drafted, but he should get a free-agent contract.

Who are some big-name players still waiting to be drafted?

Linebacker Dan Connor of Penn State. Some thought he could go late in the first round. He fell through the second and will likely get a call early today.

Wide receiver Mario Manningham of Michigan has fallen because he finally admitted he tested positive for marijuana in college after denying to NFL team executives during the combine that he failed the tests. Still, he is talented and could go early in the third round.

Receiver Early Doucet of LSU, running back Jamaal Charles of Texas, cornerback Justin King of Penn State, linebacker Tavares Gooden of Miami, quarterback Andre Woodson of Kentucky, linebacker Geno Hayes of Florida State, running back Mike Hart of Michigan and running back Steve Slaton of West Virginia are also waiting to be called.

What teams will be most active on Day 2?

The Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles have a ton of picks today. They were very active yesterday in gathering additional picks.

Will rounds 3-7 go as quickly as the first two rounds?

Cutting the time between picks made for an incredibly fast first round. It took about 3 1/2 hours. ESPN2 was filling with SportsCenter beginning at 9:30 last night. Teams have just five minutes between selections today, so it will likely move quickly again.

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