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Feeling the draft: Four safeties the Ravens could target

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Mar 8, 2011.

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    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Round 1: Rahim Moore, UCLA. Moore solidified his status as the draft's top safety during the combine, and he is expected to come off the board late in the first round or early in the second. That means he should be there if the Ravens want to select him as an heir apparent to Ed Reed, whom Moore considers a mentor. And like Reed, Moore appears to have the ballhawk gene. He picked off 10 passes in his junior year and 14 total in his college career, and scouts rave about his instincts, range and closing speed.

    Rounds 2-3: DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson. McDaniel, who made 75 tackles and picked off four passes in his senior year, is an intriguing option because of his versatility. At 6-foot, 217 pounds, he has the size to play strong safety and he can deliver the big hit every once in a while. He also has the speed and athleticism to play free safety. Character is a major concern with McDaniel, though.

    Rounds 4-5: Tyler Sash, Iowa. Expected to be a mid-round pick, this underclassman could go as early as the second round or still be around when the Ravens pick in the fourth. A reliable tackler who also excelled in zone coverage, Sash had a productive three-year stint at Iowa, making 216 tackles and picking off 13

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