Draft expert extraordinaire Mike Mayock said earlier this year that if linebacker Manti Te’o remains on the board when the Ravens pick at No. 32 in round one, the Ravens will sprint to the podium to get him.
Safety Matt Elam got in the way.
The decision to take Te’o isn’t a negative reflection on the player, however. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Ravens remain very interested in Te’o.
How interested? So interested that a trade up for Baltimore from No. 62 isn’t out of the question.
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