Wasnt Tate left off the combine invite list, didnt see his name on it.
Something tells me that the Ravens are going to draft either Minter or T'eo in the first round, and might move up to do it if need be.
I'd be okay with either. Minter is just such a stud IMO. I know Matt Elam is an attractive player, but I think we can find players in the 2nd round more comparable to Elam in the 2nd round with guys like Rambo, Jefferson, and Reid. There is no Minter in the 2nd round.
Like I said earlier, Minter might be one of the top 15 players in this draft, but he's undervalued given his position and the presence of some other guys like Ogletree and Teo. He is a 3 down player and him and Ellerbe in coverage would be formidable.
I'm gonna toss up a very quick version of my own, not to take any thunder away from the OP but just to present a competing version.
QB - Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor (2)
RB - Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Anthony Allen (3)
FB/HB - Kyle Juszczyk (R) (1)
TE - Dennis Pitta, Gavin Escobar (R), John Phillips (FA signing from Dallas) (3)
WR - Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Tandon Doss, Jacoby Jones, Tommy Streeter, Josh Boyce (R) (6)
LT - Bryant McKinnie, David Quessenberry (2)
LG - Kelechi Osemele, Jah Reid (2)
C - Gino Gradkowski, Joe Madsen (2)
RG - Marshal Yanda, Joe Madsen (1)
RT - Michael Oher, Jack Cornell (2)
DE - Arthur Jones, Pernell McPhee (2)
NT - Brandon Williams (R), Terrence Cody (2)
DT/DE - Haloti Ngata, DeAngelo Tyson (2)
RUSH - Terrell Suggs, Rob Jackson (FA signing from Redskins), Albert McClellan (3)
MIKE - Kevin Minter (R), Josh Bynes (2)
WILL - Dannell Ellerbe, Spencer Adkins, Nigell Carr (3)
SAM - Courtney Upshaw, Travis Long (R) (2)
RCB - Jimmy Smith/Corey Graham, Alan Ball (FA signing from Texans) (3)
LCB - Lardarius Webb, Chykie Brown, Asa Jackson (3)
SS - Bernard Pollard, Christian Thompson (2)
FS - Ed Reed, Earl Wolff (R) (2)
Specialists: K - Justin Tucker P - Sam Koch LS - Morgan Cox KR/PR - Jacoby Jones (3)
Practice Squad: FS Omar Brown, DT/DE Bryan Hall, G Antoine McClain, G/C Reggie Stephens, DE/OLB Adrian Hamilton, RB Bobby Rainey, WR LaQuan Williams, DE/OLB Michael McAdoo
Joe Flacco's new deal is done by the open of free agency on March 4th. Boldin and Jacoby are both extended and restructured. Dannell Ellerbe, Bryant McKinnie, and Ed Reed are all re-signed. Ed Dickson is traded for a 5th round pick. Leach, McClain, B. Williams, and Birk are cut. Kruger, Cary, and all our other FAs are allowed to walk. Other free agent signings are Alan Ball from the Texans, John Phillips from the Cowboys, and Rob Jackson from the Redskins.
Draft day trades: 3rd and (Dickson) 5th to move up in the 3rd for Escobar; 4th, 6th, and 7th to move up in the 4th for Quessenberry.
Draft picks: 1) Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU; 2) Brandon Williams, NT/DT, Missouri Southern 3) (trade up) Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State 4) (trade up) David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State 4) (compensatory) Travis Long, DE/OLB, Washington State 5) Earl Wolff, S, NC State 5)(compensatory) Kyle Juszczyk, FB/TE/HB, Harvard 6) (compensatory) Josh Boyce, WR, TCU 7) (compensatory) Joe Madsen, G/C, WVU