When it comes to projecting who the Ravens will take, all we know is that it won't be a QB. Because, as the universe and Joe Flacco have decreed, Joe Flacco is the best QB in the NFL. With that indisputable truth in mind, we turn our attention to MD.Texan and his pick on behalf of the Ravens.
Dont’a Hightower (MLB—Alabama).
Baltimore is preparing to mount a mammoth #52 jersey in the rafters, and they just lost their most underrated player in Jarret Johnson (OLB/DE), so the Ravens have a glaring need at LB.
At 6-2 and 265 lbs., Dont’a Hightower will be Ozzie Newsome’s selection come draft day. At Alabama, he played ILB, DE and rush-backer when needed. This NFL-ready linebacker will start on Sundays, playing in numerous roles on the Ravens' D. Some critics have cited Hightower as a possible replacement for Ray Lewis, but for now he is here to learn, fill holes, and make plays.
Personally, I would just have Flacco play LB, too. You know he's talented enough to play both offense and defense. If John Harbaugh doesn't take advantage of that incredible talent, it's on Harbaugh.
TexansDC, the only guy who truly believes you can love two teams equally (spoiler alert: YOU CAN'T), and the San Francisco 49ers are on the clock. His pick is due to MDC and I by 7 p.m. CDT tonight, or there will be grave consequences.