Day 3 draft primer: Ravens should focus on offense

Day 3 draft primer: Ravens should focus on offense
May 10, 2014, 12:15 am
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Entering Day 3 of the draft, the Ravens still have four picks remaining  - two fourth-round picks (134, 138), a fifth-rounder (175), and a sixth-rounder (194). Their most glaring need is to find a starting right tackle. But at this point, even if the Ravens draft a right tackle, second-year player Ricky Wagner will have a chance to win the starting job.

The Ravens would also like to draft a running back and a backup quarterback. There are some intriguing quarterback prospects still on the board including Tom Savage of Pittsburgh, Zach Mettenberger of LSU, A. J. McCarron of Alabama, Aaron Murray of Georgia, and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech.

It figures the Ravens will focus on offense Saturday, having used three of their first four picks on defensive players. However, they will stay true to their philosophy of taking the best player available, rather than reaching for need.

“We’re going to draft the best players,’’ said Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta. “If they’re offensive players, great. If they end up being defensive players, that works too. We’d like to get some more offensive players, get some more depth. I think coach (Gary) Kubiak would like that, too. But we’re going to draft the best players to make our team better.”