On Tuesday the Ravens helped their offense by bringing in former Texan’s speedster Jacoby Jones and helped their defense by extending the contract of hard hitting Benard Pollard. Jones was brought in on a 2 year $7 million contract to be the Raven’s number 3 receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith and possibly to be their return man. Jones is a 5 year NFL veteran who although never spectacular, has put up solid numbers for a number 3 receiver and been one of the better return men in the league. The last 3 seasons Jacoby has averaged just over 500 yards and nearly 4 tds. The Ravens will line him up on the outside oppisite Torrey Smith which will allow them to move Anquan Boldin to the inside in 3 wide sets as the slot receiver. Most Ravens fans will remember him fondly for his 2 fumbles in the playoff game against the Texans at M & T Bank Stadium this past January that ultimately led to Baltimore advancing to the AFC title game.
Closing in on two months until draft day, it’s about time to start mocking. With the exception of the first overall pick, anything can happen on Draft day which makes it one of the most exciting days in sports. In this first mock I’m going to familiarize you with the prospects and what each team is looking for position wise. Keep in mind that this is my best guess as of now, everything can (and probably will) change after the combine…
1. Indianapolis Colts – Top 3 Needs: QB, DT, CB
Selection: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford