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Ravens in prime position to land elite defender after Rams-Titans trade

It's becoming more likely that Joey Bosa could be on the board when the Ravens pick at No. 6. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images

Baltimore Ravens officials have to be smiling Thursday morning after hearing about the Los Angeles Rams' blockbuster deal with the Tennessee Titans to get the No. 1 overall pick.

This means the Ravens will likely have their pick of an elite defender at the No. 6 overall pick: UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner or Ohio State pass-rusher Joey Bosa.

The Rams are now expected to take a quarterback, either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, with the first pick. The general thinking is that a quarterback will be taken at No. 2, whether it's the Browns or a team that trades up with Cleveland.

It's still unlikely that Mississippi left tackle Laremy Tunsil and Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey make it out of the top five. Tunsil would address the San Diego Chargers' need on the offensive line at No. 3 overall, and Ramsey would be a good fit for the Dallas Cowboys at No. 4.

That would leave Jack, Buckner and Bosa on the board after four picks. If Jacksonville takes Jack, as most mock drafts predict, the Ravens can choose between Buckner and Bosa.

Buckner is a dominant defensive lineman who would fill the starting spot left by Chris Canty, who was cut in May. Bosa is considered the top prospect by some draft experts and would give Baltimore a young pass-rusher that the team needs, considering Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are in their 30s.