Before the relentless rain takes my laptop away for a wet ride, I present the latest CSNbaltimore 2014 mock draft. Click on through to see how the first two rounds and some of the third unfold at this point in the process - including new picks for the Ravens -, but first...
* We're deep into the rumor-palooza portion of the draft process, where all those interested in such matters must work overtime to separate fact from fiction. Here's a short list of those players with the most fluctuating values...
*Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: Wait, wasn't he in the mix for the top overall pick like an hour ago? Granted, I've had Bridgewater 20 or lower in my mocks since late March, but now it's hard to find any pundit standing up for the former Louisville star. At this point, it would be a stunner if Bridgewater lands in round one.
*Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA: The pass rusher started this draft process as a top-5 lock, but has slowly moved further down and down on several public first round boards. Raw talent likely keeps the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder in the first round, somewhere in the 17-25 range.
*Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech: The 6-foot-5 target set NCAA's all-time record by a tight end last season with 1,352 yards. After UNC's Eric Ebron goes off the board somewhere in the 9-21 range, the next tight end could follow within 10 picks or not until midway through the second round.
*Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: Jameis Winston's primary target with Seminoles used his 6-foot-5 frame to match a school-record with 15 touchdown receptions. While Benjamin's physical traits are enticing, his basic receiving skill set needs refining. In a draft loaded with receivers, that could push his stock down into the second round. The upside has some thinking Benjamin is a top-20 selection.
Others: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M; Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State; Chirs Borland, ILB, Wisconsin; Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama; Ja'Wuan James, OT, Tennessee; Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State.