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The 2012 draft process and the endless speculation that consumes it has almost reached its conclusion.
The hundreds of mock drafts that have come out over the last few months have the Ravens linked to a handful of prospects with the 29th overall pick, and we profiled eight of the most popular selections in our Mock Draft Spotlight series the last couple of weeks.
Joe Hortiz On Possible First-Round Picks
Here is a quick review of the players from the series:
OT Mike Adams, Ohio State: He has the size of an NFL offensive lineman, but a poor showing at the combine may push him into the second round.
WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame: He is rising up the boards and is considered by some draft experts to be the best receiver in this year’s class.
OG Cordy Glenn, Georgia: The versatile lineman played guard and tackle in college, and is likely ready to step into a starting role with an NFL team right away.
WR Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech: He is an athletic specimen that shot up draft boards in the last couple of months, but is still raw as an overall receiver coming out of Georgia Tech’s triple option offense.
C Peter Konz, Wisconsin: This has been the popular pick in a number of mock drafts, and he is widely regarded as the best center of this year’s class.
S Harrison Smith, Notre Dame: Smith has risen up the ranks thanks to impressive performances at the combine and at Notre Dame’s pro day, which could have boosted him up into the first round.
DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama: While he was once considered a top-15 pick, the talented pass rusher appears to be sliding down mock drafts and could be available around near the end of the first round.