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Mock drafts begin to center on one position for the Baltimore Ravens

Mock drafts begin to center on one position for the Baltimore Ravens

While all mock drafts around the internet constantly are changing with every passing day, there appears to be a consensus when it comes to the Baltimore Ravens. 

According to CSN's Ben Standig, his past two mock drafts have had the Ravens going after Terrell Suggs replacement in the first round. Not only will they be going after the linebacker's replacement but they appear to have multiple options at the position.

With two weeks to go until Roger Goodell calls the first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Standig has Baltimore aiming to get outside linebacker, Takkarist McKinley from UCLA.

Standig's analysis: "At some point the Ravens must find an edge pass rushing replacement for Terrell Suggs. The 255-pound McKinley had 10 sacks and forced three fumbles for the Bruins."

His previous mock had the team sizing up to get Taco Charlton from Michigan, another utility man in the middle of the field. Either way the team cannot go wrong with McKinley or Charlton, but you cannot have too high of expectations with one of them replacing a six-time Pro-Bowler in Suggs. 

Standig's analysis: "At some point the Ravens must find an edge pass rushing replacement for Terrell Suggs. Charlton might be better stopping the run than rushing the passer right now and yet he had nine sacks in 10 regular season games."

In his newest mock draft, Charlton actually falls down to the 28th overall pick which is in the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. McKinley was sitting at 30th waiting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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Amid Eric Decker rumors, Ravens front office now shifts attention to offensive line

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Amid Eric Decker rumors, Ravens front office now shifts attention to offensive line

Following the signing of veteran receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Ravens were rumored to be a potential suitor for Eric Decker after his release from the New York Jets. 

Although receiver is a position that must improve, Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti recently made it clear that the team needs to address the offensive line now. 

The Ravens offensive line faces major changes after right tackle Ricky Wagner signed with the Detroit Lions this offseason, center Jeremy Zuttah was traded to the 49ers, and guard Marshal Yanda is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. 

In the 2016 draft, the Ravens took Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley with the 6th overall pick. Stanley had an impressive rookie campaign, earning AFC North Rookie of the Year in a season where he only allowed three sacks while blocking for Flacco. 

The team added some young talent in this year's draft as well, taking guard Nico Siragusa (No. 122) and Jermaine Eluemunor (No. 159) both in the fourth round. 

However, it is unsure if either rookie is ready to be thrown into the starting offensive line right away.

The Ravens front office may have just made a big splash when signing Jeremy Maclin, but they aren't quite done fixing an offense that has suffered many departures over the years. 

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In addition to signing a two-year deal with the Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin is getting free crab cakes for life

In addition to signing a two-year deal with the Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin is getting free crab cakes for life

Like they said in Wedding Crashers: "Crab cakes and football, that's what Maryland does!"

When word got out last week that veteran WR Jeremy Maclin was meeting with the Ravens to possibly pen a deal, one Maryland restaurant took matters into their own hands. 

Jimmy's Seafood, a well known seafood restaurant in Dundalk, Maryland, tweeted at Maclin and presented him with a delicious incentive. 

On Monday, Maclin signed a two-year deal with the Ravens. Maclin was also in talks with the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, but I guess he prefers crab cakes over buffalo wings and cheese steaks. 

Soon after the deal became official, Maclin responded to Jimmy's Seafood's tweet.

The restaurant has strong relationships with many current and former Ravens such as Tony Jefferson, Torrey Smith and Jonathan Ogden.

CEO of the restaurant, John Minadakis, isn't too worried about supplying the wide receiver with as many crab cakes as he would like.

"How many crab cakes can one person eat?" Minadakis said. "It's not going to take us out of business. That's for sure."

The restaurant is even willing to offer up the same deal to other potential Ravens prospects like Eric Decker, who was released from the Jets on Monday.

Whether or not their offer had that much of an effect on Maclin's decision, the man will be eating good for a very long time. 

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