quote:from Michael Bonnette
3 @LSUfball juniors in #ESPN Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 1.0 for '13. Mingo at No. 9 (Jets), Sonic Sam No. 19 (Giants), Minter No. 29 (Ravens).
LSU saw a flood of defenders enter the draft, but Minter is the one who should be taken first. With Ray Lewis on his way to the broadcast booth when the season ends, the Ravens need a strong presence in the middle of that linebacking corps. He's not Lewis, but Minter similarly does a great job of anticipating where the play is going and making offensive linemen whiff as he beats them to the ball. A natural fit in the Baltimore scheme, he's a player ready to start.