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Draft grades courtesy of Evan Silva (Sr. NFL Editor of rotoworld.com)
The Ravens took a line-focused approach at the top of its draft, landing versatile Konz at No. 29 and mauler Silatolu with the 61st pick. Konz figures to start at left guard as a rookie and eventually supplant 36-year-old C Matt Birk. Silatolu probably won't play much in 2012, but is Baltimore's new right guard of the future. Marshal Yanda may have to kick out to tackle if Silatolu shines in camp.

Guyton has late-round grades from NFL scouts after a pedestrian college tenure that saw him make only 16 career starts, recording 13 sacks and three forced fumbles. Guyton is a better player than those numbers indicate, but he likely would have been available later on in the draft. Gray gives the Ravens some credibility at the No. 2 running back spot, behind Ray Rice.

Benjamin is a track guy in the Trindon Holliday mold, however, and the draft grader is not aware that Buchanan is eligible for this year's draft. It's believed Buchanan, who missed all of the 2011 season with a torn right ACL, was granted a medical hardship waiver and will be playing another season at The U. The grader could be wrong, though, and did not penalize Baltimore for the pick.

The Ravens get a solid B- because they took steps to fortify their offensive line for the long haul. It still would have been nice to see Baltimore add another field stretcher to its wide receiver corps. Anquan Boldin is entering his age-32 season, and Tandon Doss couldn't get on the field last year.
Grade: B-

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PickOverallChoiceNotes
1.2929Peter Konz, C
from Wisconsin
We really wanted Cordy Glenn to fall to 29, but that was a lofty expectation. We have a huge hole to address at LG, which was left by Ben Grubbs' departure. Then by striking out on Evan Mathis as well. The best offensive lineman on the board, without question, is Peter Konz. Matt Birk is on the last leg of his career, after extending for 3 years. This will give Konz ample time to learn from one of the best in the business. Under Birk's tutelage, Peter Konz is sure to become one of the most elite C's in the NFL down the road.
2.2961Amini Silatolu, OG
from Midwestern St.
We are all about winning in the trenches in 2012. As previously stated we have a huge hole at the guard position. Amini is a punisher who still needs some work, but he's old-school. He appeals to what needs to be a power running team. Worth the risk in our opinion.
3.2992Trevor Guyton, DE
from California
Executed by Admin per @ApplebyMike
5.29156Cyrus Gray, RB
from Texas A&M
AUTOPICKED*
6.29187Travis Benjamin, WR
from Miami (FL)
We have another big hole in our special teams. We need a future return guy, and we could potential strike gold here. It's a gamble, but a low-risk investment at this point. Benjamin's blazing 4.3 speed can't be overlooked in the 6th round. Although he might not be able to make an impact offensively with his size/hands in the NFL, he does have the potential to be versatile KR/PR with his breakaway speed. He's a very shifty player with top-notch athleticism. Definitely worth a flier.
7.29219Ramon Buchanan, OLB
from Miami (FL)
We are bias for linebackers from The U.

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