Ravens have seven picks today in rounds four through seventh

Offensive linemen, wide receiver on team's wish list

April 27, 2013|By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

As the third and final day of the draft gets underway with the Philadelphia Eagles selecting USC quarterback Matt Barkley to kick off the fourth round, the Ravens have seven total picks remaining and a host of positions that they'd still like to fill.

The Ravens have two picks in the fourth round (numbers 129 and 130), one in the fifth round (168), two in the sixth round (200 and 203) and two in the seventh (238 and 247).

The picks at 130, 168, 203 and 247 are compensatory meaning that they can't be traded.

Having already selected a safety (Matt Elam), a middle linebacker (Arthur Brown) and a nose tackle (Brandon Williams), the Ravens are hoping to add a wide receiver, tight end, one or two offensive linemen and one or two defensive backs today.

"We hope to draft an offensive player at some point," Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said last night. "I think [offensive coordinator] coach [Jim] Caldwell would like that. We still have a lot of other things: offensive line, receiver, cornerback – you can never have enough cornerbacks – tight end – basically just about every single position. We lost a lot of good players after the season, and we are just trying to restock and build more depth and have good competition at all positions. That’s really what this whole thing is about.”    

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