McShay has the Ravens selecting Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner with the No. 6 overall pick and Eastern Kentucky outside linebacker Noah Spence at No. 36. So, Baltimore gets a dominant lineman in the first round and an impact pass-rusher in the second round.
These are the types of picks that would elevate the Ravens' defense back into elite status. Buckner would team with Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan to form one of the best young defensive fronts in the NFL. Spence would add a much-needed, young pass-rusher to the aging tandem of Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil.
Buckner is the No. 3-rated prospect by McShay and ranks fourth on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board. For Buckner to slide to the Ravens, he must get past the San Diego Chargers at No. 3.
Spence would likely be a top-15 talent in this draft if not for his off-the-field issues. At the NFL combine a month ago, he said two failed drug tests for using Ecstasy led to his departure from Ohio State. The question is whether his issues will cause him to slip into the second round.
These picks would make it seem like the Ravens got two first-round picks this year, and both would significantly improve Baltimore's ability to get to the likes of Ben Roethlisberger and Andy Dalton. Buckner and Spence combined for 18 sacks last season.
Now, it's just a matter of whether one or both will slide to Baltimore.