INDIANAPOLIS -- The Baltimore Ravens came to the NFL combine this week with a very short list of whom they're considering at the No. 6 overall pick.
"We feel like we know who the top six guys will be in the draft, at least we feel like we have it narrowed to the two guys that we would probably pick," Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said Thursday.
While the Ravens aren't giving out any names, Baltimore has been linked to a handful of players in mock drafts. The Ravens have a good shot at getting either Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, Ohio State defensive end-linebacker Joey Bosa, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner or UCLA linebacker Myles Jack. The chances of landing someone such as Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey seem slim at this point.
This draft is much different than recent ones for Baltimore. The Ravens have only begun one of the last 12 drafts with a top-10 pick, and they traded down from the No. 8 pick in 2008 when they selected quarterback Joe Flacco. The last time the Ravens took a player in the top 10 was 2003, when they drafted linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Still, the Ravens feel like they have a good grasp of how this draft will unfold early.
"It's not really hard figuring out the top 10 players in any draft," DeCosta said. "You do the tape work, you see the guys and follow them around. You can pretty much predict who those guys are going to be. There might be a little bit of volatility, maybe one guy gets picked higher than you think he is or one guy gets picked lower than you think he is. But, in general, it's much easier than when you're picking at No. 30."