OT Moses could be next Virginia player to join Ravens

OT Moses could be next Virginia player to join Ravens
April 17, 2014, 4:45 pm
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The Ravens already have two starters from the University of Virginia – left tackle Eugene Monroe, and defensive lineman Chris Canty. The draft could bring the Ravens another starter from Virginia – right tackle Morgan Moses.

Right tackle and free safety are the Ravens’ two most glaring needs, and the Ravens could target either position with the 17th pick. Among top-rated right tackles, either Zack Martin of Notre Dame or Taylor Lewan of Michigan could fall to the Ravens. However, if both Martin and Lewan are gone, will the Ravens draft Moses? 

That probably depends on whether the Ravens believe Moses could start as a rookie. At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, Moses has impressive mobility for his size, and he would have a willing mentor in Monroe. If the Ravens don’t draft a right tackle, Ricky Wagner and Jah Reid will be given a chance to compete for the starting job. If neither player looks ready, the Ravens could also move Kelechi Osemele from guard to right tackle, and perhaps start A. Q. Shipley at left guard.

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Most mock drafts don’t list Moses as a top 20 pick. In fact, some don’t list Moses as a first-round pick at all. However, the Ravens have a good track record lately with Virginia players, and they need a right tackle. Stands to reason that if Martin and Lewan go before No. 17, Moses could be on the Ravens’ radar.