'Awful' first-round scenario for Ravens

As we count down to the start of the NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens blog has addressed the different scenarios: the dream one, the great ones and the most likely one.

Now, it's time to discuss the awful scenario, or the least favorable one in my opinion. It would be a nightmare if these six prospects -- Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. -- were gone before the Ravens were on the clock at No. 17.

This could happen if the Falcons pick Lewan at No. 6, the Bills select Ebron at No. 9, the Lions take Clinton-Dix at No. 10, the Giants grab Martin at No. 12, the Bears draft Mosley at No. 14 and the Steelers go with Beckham at No. 15.

The awful scenario comes into play if the Ravens draft Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses at No. 17 or trade back for Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer later in the first round.

Moses is considered the fifth- or sixth-best tackle prospect, but he isn't a good fit for the Ravens. In offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's run-blocking scheme, the Ravens need athletic lineman. Moses recorded the slowest 10-yard split (2.08 seconds) of any participant at the NFL combine and he has weight issues. Think Bryant McKinnie.

Likewise, it would be a stretch for the Ravens to take Latimer at the bottom of the first round. He received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee when he declared for the draft in January. Why has he risen up draft boards? He bench-pressed 225 pounds 23 times, the most by a wide receiver at the NFL combine. He also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at his private workout. The Ravens can find better value at one of the deepest positions in the draft.