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  1. 19 points
    Apologies in advance for how long this post will be - because i was using excel to collate everything it's difficult for it to format well into this forum: i considered just putting it all on a google drive for y'all but that doesn't really seem like the done thing here... If it is I can maybe collate it all on a google drive and post a link to make it easier... Apologies as well for the bizarre post earlier that obviously didn't work. I'll start with my mock because it's easiest i reckon. I tried not to be too obvious as far as possible but within reason so a lot of the picks will look familiar I imagine. I fully mocked 2 rounds and then drafted in the ball park for the other picks: MOCK DRAFT Round 1 1) Browns - Myles Garrett - EDGE 2) 49ers - Jonathan Allen - DL: I find it hard to see the 49ers three-peating with DL in the first but the Jets kind of did it in the past and there's no offensive talent for Shanahan to clamour for at this spot. I could very much see the 49ers trying to trade out of this spot for a team that loves a qb and thinks the bears / jets will take one. 3) Bears - Solomon Thomas - DL: Thomas is a missing piece on that defence but I could also see the Bears trying to trade out of this spot too - it's reported that both the Jets and Browns are interested in Trubisky but there were quotes from a scout saying the Jets were in love with Trubisky but that he wouldn't make it to 6 - I personally have a feeling that's a Titans scout trying to scare a team into trading with them at number 5. 4) Jaguars - Leonard Fournette - RB 5) Titans - Jamal Adams - S 6) Jets - Marshon Lattimore - CB: The jets may take Trubisky but I'm going to err away from the side of sensationalism. 7) Chargers - Malik Hooker - S 8) Panthers - OJ Howard - TE: Greg Olsen is getting older and there are no linemen worthy of this pick I think - OJ Howard gives Cam Newton a weapon he'll find it hard to miss. 9) Bengals - Derek Barnett - EDGE: Game-changer off the edge, I'd hate this but it makes a lot of sense. 10) Bills - Mike Williams - WR: They need help opposite Sammy Watkins (or to replace him when he's injured) 11) Saints - Reuben Foster - ILB 12) Browns - Mitchell Trubisky - QB: They apparently really like him so if he falls to 12 I see them pulling the trigger. 13) Cardinals - Deshaun Watson - QB: I struggled with this pick so looked around the league - I have the impression that the Cardinals are happy at qb but there is a growing idea that they'll pick a qb here. 14) Eagles - Dalvin Cook - RB 15) Colts - Forest Lamp - OL 16) Ravens - Corey Davis - WR: He's a different kind of receiver to what Flacco has at the moment. The worries about the level of competition are obviously real but I have confidence that he can transition well because of his elite route-running skills and ability to hands-catch. 17) Washington - Haason Reddick - LB 18) Titans - John Ross - WR 19) Bucs - Christian Mccaffrey - RB 20) Broncos - Cam Robinson - OL 21) Lions - Tim Williams - EDGE 22) Dolphins - Zach Cunningham - ILB 23) Giants - Ryan Ramcyzk - OL 24) Raiders - Marlon Humphrey - CB 25) Texans - Garrett Bolles - OL 26) Seahawks - Teez Tabor - CB 27) Chiefs - Dan Feeney - OL 28) Cowboys - Gareon Conley - CB 29) Packers - Taco Charlton - EDGE 30) Steelers - Takk Mckinley - EDGE 31) Falcons - Budda Baker - S 32) Saints - Tredavius White - CB: I'm assuming the trade for Malcolm Butler doesn't happen and that the Saints need a corner. Round 2 1) Browns - Obi Melifonwu - S 2) 49ers - Quincy Wilson - CB 3) Jags - Jabrill Peppers - S 4) Bears - Deshone Kizer - QB 5) Rams - Charles Harris - EDGE 6) Chargers: Jarrad Davis - EDGE 7) Jets - Alvin Kamara - RB 8) Panthers - Adoree Jackson - CB 9) Bengals - Cooper Kupp - WR 10) Saints - Malik Mcdowell - DL 11) Eagles - David Njoku - TE 12) Bills - Patrick Mahomes - QB 13) Cardinals - Pat Elflein - OL 14) Colts - TJ Watt - EDGE 15) Ravens - Carl Lawson - EDGE: The injuries are a potential issue but he has legitimate first round talent and can wreck off the edge which is why he probably is untouchable for the ravens until now. Ryan Anderson/Evan Engram could be the pick if we are too uncomfortable with his injuries. 16) Vikings - Zay Jones - WR 17) Washington - Davis Webb - QB 18) Bucs - Ryan Anderson - EDGE 19) Broncos - Dion Dawkins - OL 20) Browns - Chidobe Awuzie - CB 21) Lions - Joe Mixon - RB 22) Dolphins - Jourdan Lewis - CB 23) Giants - Sidney Jones - CB 24) Raiders - Dont'a Foreman - RB 25) Texans - Evan Engram - TE 26) Seahawks - Taylor Moton - OL 27) Chiefs - Dede Westbrook - WR 28) Cowboys - Demarcus Walker - EDGE 29) Packers - Tanoh Kpassagnon - EDGE 30) Steelers - Kevin King - CB 31) Falcons - Ethan Pocic - OL 32) Panthers - Curtis Samuel - WR Round 3 Fabian Moreau - CB: A highly accomplished corner with first round talent who will most likely fall a little bit due to the sheer numbers of corners and the injury that will keep him out of OTAs etc. If he is taken then I could see Isaac Asiata or Howard Wilson being the pick here. Akhello Witherspoon - CB: Double dipping at corner might not be expected here but I think these guys could be the BPA picks at both these spots. Witherspoon is a brilliant cover corner who maybe shies away from contact too much but could maybe see a philosophy change once he's getting good money to make tackles and in our case to even get on the field. I could see these two corners developing really well together behind carr, smith and with tavon. Round 4 Anthony Garcia - OL: An interesting tackle prospect with some elite traits. He has great quickness and the ability to mirror edge rushers, is rarely beaten with speed. His major problem and it may not be fixable even in an NFL weight program is his body frame - he mostly plays under 300 which isnt ideal and im not sure he has the frame to add much more weight. He could be a useful addition to the right tackle competition - but i wonder how he'd hold up against bull rushers. Round 5 Donnel Pumphrey - RB: He's mocked to us a lot I think around here and I wanted to do something new but he makes a lot of sense. Running back help including someone with a twitchy type speed albeit maybe it isnt quite the breakaway speed we've been yearning. Round 6 Deatrich Wise Jr - EDGE: A guy who didn't have the greatest production but didnt show too many reasons why it wasnt working. He has potential as a late guy - probably projected in the 5th but I could see him dropping down to this round just because of all the combine notables and other guys who have more production this last year. BIG BOARD Player Position 1 Myles Garrett EDGE 2 Jamal Adams S 3 Malik Hooker S 4 Derek Barnett EDGE 5 Reuben Foster ILB 6 Jonathan Allen DL 7 Marshon Lattimore CB 8 Corey Davis WR 9 Mike Williams WR 10 Leonard Fournette RB 11 Tim Williams EDGE 12 Cam Robinson OL 13 Solomon Thomas DL 14 Dalvin Cook RB 15 OJ Howard TE 16 Hasson Reddick EDGE 17 Gareon Conley CB 18 Charles Harris EDGE 19 Quincy Wilson CB 20 Marlon Humphrey CB 21 Forest Lamp OL 22 TJ Watt EDGE 23 Budda Baker S 24 John Ross WR 25 Tradavius White CB 26 Garrett Bolles OL 27 Jabrill Peppers S 28 Dan Feeney OL 29 Ryan Ramcyzk OL 30 Christian Mccaffrey RB 31 Malik Mcdowell DL 32 Taco Charlton EDGE 33 Pat Elflein OL 34 Obi Melifonwu S 35 Adoree Jackson CB 36 Carl Lawson EDGE 37 David Njoku TE 38 Takk Mckinley EDGE 39 Ryan Anderson EDGE 40 Evan Engram TE 41 Chidobe Awuzie CB 42 Zay Jones WR 43 Zach Cunningham ILB 44 Fabian Moreau CB 45 Juju Smith-Schuster WR 46 Cooper Kupp WR 47 Tanoh Kpassagnon EDGE 48 Sidney Jones CB 49 Desmond King CB 50 Dion Dawkins OL 51 Jarrad Davis ILB 52 Alvin Kamara RB 53 Demarcus Walker EDGE 54 Ethan Pocic OL 55 Bucky Hodges TE 56 Teez Tabor CB 57 Chris Godwin WR 58 Raekwon Mcmillan ILB 59 Caleb Brentley DL 60 Marcus Williams S 61 Jourdan Lewis CB 62 Marcus Maye S 63 Isaiah Ford WR 64 Kevin King CB 65 Cam Sutton CB 66 Isaac Asiata OL 67 Gerald Everett TE 68 Rasul Douglas CB 69 Curtis Samuel WR 70 Jordan Willis EDGE 71 Ahkello Witherspoon CB 72 Justin Evans S 73 Cordrea Tankersley CB 74 Howard Wilson CB 75 Duke Riley ILB 76 Taylor Moton OL 77 Damontae Kazee CB 78 Taywan Taylor WR 79 Tarrell Basham EDGE 80 Dont'a Foreman RB 81 Derek Rivers EDGE 82 Corn Elder CB 83 Samaje Perrine RB 84 Carlos Henderson WR 85 Anthony Garcia OL 86 Montravius Adams DL 87 Tyus Bowser EDGE 88 Chris Wormley DL 89 Erik Magnuson OL 90 Tyler Orlosky OL 91 Eddie Jackson S 92 Jordan Legget TE 93 Larry Ogunjobi DL 94 Shaquill Griffin CB 95 Ardarius Stewart WR 96 Jaleel Johnson DL 97 Carroll Phillips EDGE 98 Ejuan Price EDGE 99 Dawuane Smoot EDGE 100 Kareem Hunt RB 101 Jarron Jones DL 102 Adam Bisnowaty OL 103 Julie'n Davenport OL 104 Carlos Watkins DL 105 Kyle Fuller OL 106 Vince Biegel EDGE 107 Amara Darboh WR 108 Dalvin Tomlinson DL 109 Jake Butt TE 110 Nazair Jones DL 111 Ryan Switzer WR 112 Charles Walker DL 113 Josh Jones S 114 Kendall Beckwith ILB 115 KD Cannon WR 116 Tanzel Smart DL 117 Dorian Johnson OL 118 Jalen Myrick CB 119 Corey Clement RB 120 Roderick Johnson OL 121 Elijah Qualls DL 122 Brian Allen CB 123 Jadar Johnson S 124 Malachi Dupre WR 125 Noah Brown WR 126 Josh Reynolds WR 127 Wayne Gallman RB 128 Soujorn Shelton CB 129 Jordan Morgan OL 130 David Sharpe OL 131 Artavis Scott WR 132 John Johnson S 133 Donnell Pumphrey RB 134 Eddie Vanderdoes DL 135 Elijah Lee ILB 136 Deatrich Wise Jr EDGE 137 Amba Etta-Tawo WR 138 Joe Mathis EDGE 139 Ryan Glasgow DL 140 Trestan Decoud CB 141 Vincent Taylor DL 142 Alex Anzalone ILB 143 Jon Toth OL 144 DJ Jones DL 145 Jalen Robinette WR 146 Anthony Walker ILB 147 Darreus Rogers WR 148 Jay Guillermo OL 149 De'Veon Smith RB 150 Davon Godchaux DL 151 Chad Hansen WR 152 Ben Boulware ILB 153 Freddie Stevenson FB 154 Brendan Langley CB 155 Montae Nicholson S 156 Tashawn Bower EDGE 157 Tarik Cohen RB 158 Channing Stribling CB 159 Rayshawn Jenkins S 160 Lorenzo Jerome S 161 Marquell Lee ILB 162 TJ Logan RB 163 Marquez White CB 164 Bryan Cox DL 165 Jeremiah Ledbitter DL 166 Jamal Carter S 167 Jalen Reeves-Maybin ILB 168 Sam Rogers FB I'll post my Qbs in order as well but the colour coding no longer works here but just as a reference point, I have all the qbs either in Jarron Jones's tier (starting at 101) or below it Mitch Trubisky QB Deshaun Watson QB Deshone Kizer QB Patrick Mahomes QB Brad Kaaya QB Davis Webb QB Nate Peterman QB Josh Dobbs QB Chad Kelly QB Jerod Evans QB Seth Russell QB CJ Beathard QB And here is the positional breakdown of the big board Position Draftable Players QB 11 RB 13 FB 2 OL 22 WR 23 TE 7 EDGE 23 DL 22 ILB 12 S 16 CB 28 TOTAL 179 Thanks for the read if you made it this far. Let me know what you think about the mock, the board, about maybe putting this on a google drive if that's easier. Oh yeah, and just for everyone's sanity, please don't quote this whole post...
  2. 15 points
    "If you are not already engaging us and other members of the Ravens Flock on our Facebook page, Instagram account, through Twitter or Snapchat, we invite you to follow us on those channels and continue to participate in our social communities." Go see the freakout on FB about the Jernigan trade and you'll realize how much more stupid shutting down this message board is. This is about as close as engaging in the ways they want us to as they will get. By closing the boards, your shutting down THE major social community you have. Then the draft will come and it will be worse because instead of engaging in football talk about the draft picks, it will be random comments one after the other without any football talk at all. While having all the social media is great, shutting down one form of a community(message board) and having one less way to communicate with fans is terrible. You should be looking at ADDING more ways to communicate and interact with fans, not removing ways.
  3. 12 points
    I apologize on behalf of my tax dollars that helped to fund the public education system.
  4. 11 points
    1. Cleveland Browns - Myles Garrett, edge, TA&M 2. SF 49ers - Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU - really hard projection here, my gut tells me Jamal Adams goes here as he is probably the BPA, but the reports of the new regime wanting to move on from Hyde and being interested in fournette make it difficult to go a different route. 3. Chicago Bears - Jamal Adams, S, LSU - another tough one to call, i hear they like hooker, but i also hear they like adams. in this case, im gonna go stick to the board and give the bears the BPA who fills a need and brings a face of the franchise type of player 4. Jax Jaguars - Solomon Thomas, DL, Stanford - Jonathan Allen strikes me as a Tom Coughlin guy, but Im buying the hype around his shoulder arthritis, this early in the draft it is just too much risk. i think Thomas is overdrafted here, but Coughlin is no stranger to working with raw guys with superb athleticism, like Jason Pierre-Paul for example, Coughlin is also a very well known front seven addict. hopefully this pick doesnt sound too cliche 5. Tennessee Titans - OJ Howard, TE, Bama - too great a fit. this team has nothing as far as receiving threats, with a franchise QB who extends plays well and can get it deep on broken plays, so a 6'5" behemoth athlete like Howard will be able to get down the field and bail out Mariota often on play action passes. speaking of play action, theyre a power running offense, emphasis on power, OJ Howard is the best blocking tight end i may have ever seen, he never leaves the field for this power run team, is always a threat, this is just a match made in heaven. 6. NY Jets - Marshon Lattimore, CB, OSU - every source in the world seems to report either this, or a trade back with cleveland. either makes sense, i cant realistically think of any other options here. hooker is my BPA at this point, but i feel the jets are going to prioritize CB 7. LA Chargers - Malik Hooker, FS, OSU - if either safety is on the board here, they will be the pick. replacing weddle at all costs is almost certainly their plan 8. Carolina Panthers - Jonathan Allen, DL, Bama - and the tumble stops here. Carolina is a BPA team through and through, which is why i dont buy the mcaffrey rumors at all. they feel they have a championship roster, and they do, which is why they can afford to take Allen here, if his shoulder injury puts him out of the league by year 5, then they could have still won a championship with him as a major contributor. 9. Cincinnati Bengals - Derek Barnett, edge, Tennessee - sad face 10. Buffalo Bills - Mike Williams, QB, Clemson 11. NO Saints - Taco Charlton, edge, Michigan - saints are gonna address either secondary or edge rush here, im thinking the latter. i dont like taco much at all, but i can understand why teams see potential, he probably has the best blend of size and athleticism and really does have a high ceiling, i just dont like his floor. 12. Cleveland Browns - Mitch Trubisky, QB, UNC 13. Arizona Cardinals - Marlon Humphrey, CB, Bama 14. Philadelphia Eagles - Christian Mcaffrey, RB, Stanford - totally buying the rumors that a team in the top half has guaranteed him a drafting, why else would he have turned down all private workouts? he has nothing to prove, thats why. philly makes more sense than any other team, give the young franchise qb an easy outlet 15. Indy Colts - Forrest Lamp, G, WKU - theyve drafted a lot of linemen and they all seem to be failures, maybe because they have only drafted one high and have tried to get by with a bunch of flyers in mid rounds, they right that ship here and finally get luck a solid blocker 16. Baltimore Ravens Corey Davis, WR, WMU - is this finally the year? do we finally find the #1 WR? a guy who can get quick separation and make himself available? a guy who can turn 2 yard catches into first downs? decosta has been in full smoke screen mode, he spoke of all 3 first round receivers, and sounded indifferent about davis, very nonchalant, and with the rumors linking the ravens to john ross, it seems like classic decosta smokescreens. im calling his bluff and predicting that corey davis is high on our boards, and that we pull the trigger here. now i dont think corey davis is some sure fire savior to our offense, he isnt the concrete lock to perform well on day one, he has shown excellent and technical routes, but due to the amount of cushion he has faced he has never had to show creativity and savviness in his game, and when he has faced tight coverage he has struggled. now he has absurdly quick feet and is a big strong guy and plays very physical, so i dont doubt he can learn this part of the game. i just dont think hes as refined as some say, but he will continue to develop those finer parts and become a very good receiver for us. 17. Washington Redskins - Reuben Foster, LB, Bama - the skins have always been known to have a few knuckleheads on the roster, i dont think theyll mind the risk involved with foster when considering the gigantic upgrade he brings to their struggling defense who is in desperate need of an identity and a man in the middle. 18. Tennesse Titans - Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado - buying the hype 19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Dalvin Cook, RB, FSU 20. Denver Broncos - Cam Robinson, G/RT, Bama - they need a lineman anywhere and this is a BPA to fill a need scenario. he isnt the BPA but he is far and away the best current lineman 21. Detroit Lions - Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple - the lions need some impact on defense, the best way to do that is to add some pass rush across from ziggy and the general motor and speed of reddick will be a huge boost in the pass happy NFC north. 22. Miami Dolphins - Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt - they have a need at LB, hes a reasonable value here, hes a rangy guy and a tackling machine, nothing too flashy but damn sound and gets around the field effectively and makes stops short of the sticks, should do well behind an excellent front, potential to stifle the patriots smallball game. 23. NY Giants - David Njoku, TE, Miami 24. Vegas Raiders - Gareon Conley, CB, OSU - the guy who was rumored to fly up boards goes on a tumble but it ends here. if the rumors of awuzie to tennessee werent swirling id slate him there, but thats the selection that hurts him here. im not his biggest fan, hes alright imo, but teams seem to like him, i could see him going to detroit, indy, cleveland, or arizona as well. 25. Houston Texans - QB, QB, Some School - dont know which one, but i think they take one. brain says Mahomes, gut says Watson. 26. Seattle Seahawks - Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn - very cliche pick, i know, but BamBam could be gone next year, and they dont want to lose that large enforcer who can play deep or up close. peppers is another possible candidate here but i think seattle places a lot of emphasis on size in the seconday, so the lengthy Obi gets the nod. 27. KC Chiefs - TJ Watt, edge, Wisconsin - tamba hali isnt some ageless wonder, hes falling off a cliff and justin houston has missed his fair share of time. they get a future all around edge defender who should be solid in year one, but while houston and hali are still around he can develop for a year, grow into an nfl body, and break out in year 2 28. Dallas Cowboys - John Ross, WR, Washington - i actually doubt he falls this far, tbh the guy slipped my mind a bit, he could go to just about any team, but addressing needs of teams had me take other guys over ross. consider this a slip up in my mock where i just forgot about a guy for a bit. but IF ross falls this far, its bad news for the league, this would just make dallas' offense a perfect storm, i dont know how youd stop it. 29. Green Bay Packers - Jabrill Peppers, SS, Michigan - they need help in a lot of places on defense, and peppers brings the kind of skillset that can really help change the complexity of a struggling defense. if you need a safety, LB, edge rusher, and cb, and just need to make your entire defense in general better, a great way to do that is to add an explosive, aggressive player with good instincts and textbook form tackling. peppers usage in college isnt indicative of his skillset, he was used as a blitzer almost exclusively, but he shows instincts and the athleticism to suggest hes got good range, plus the aggressive mentality, making him a great fit as an x factor strong safety 30. Pittsburgh Steelers - Malik McDowell, DT/DE, Mich. St. - this spells trouble for the ravens. if a reportedly unmotivated player needs to get motivated, put him in the steelers ravens rivalry, smh to us. this spot might not be a dire need but mcdowell is enough of a mover to say damn the need, he brings impact from all over the front. a legitimate top 3 talent with legitimate character concerns. 31. Atlanta Falcons - Charles Harris, edge, Mizzou - not this guys biggest fan but they need a pass rusher opposite beasley. they could also go with jordan willis here simply because he has an outstanding combine and the falcons have been very well known to take combine performers, which makes this pick kinda contrarian, but im gonna go ahead and think the falcons take the better player now, rather than the project, them holding a private workout for both he and willis says a lot, im thinking they like harris better on tape but wanted to see if he just had a rough day at the combine. secondary is also on the list here, possibly adoree jackson, a well know athletic freak. 32. NO Saints - Tre'Davious White, CB, LSU - its a rumor im buying, because it makes sense. bold prediction here, if lattimores injuries are a problem in the NFL then white will be the best corner of this class Ravens round 2(47th) Tim Williams, edge, Bama - i would tear my house down in celebration here. tim williams is an absolute menace. second best jump off the line after garrett in the whole class, and he plays with authority and violence. he punches, he presses, he rips and spins, he exploits the tackles movements, works one shoulder at a time to take on half a blocker and not allowing the OT to square up and latch on. he plays with intense passion on the field and brings the energy and motor you want, just absolutely relentless, but off the field in interviews he has been very calm and humble, and quite honestly seems mature and contrary to the reports. team first guy, through and through, he doesnt care about the personal accolades, he'll attribute his success to his team in a heartbeat while shouldering any blame, but dont mistake that for a lack of confidence. he is a relatively refined edge rusher, probably top 3 in this class in terms of hand fighting, decision making, and a general arsenal of pass rush moves. he bulked up before his final season, reportedly around 20 lbs, and most of that appears to be in his upper body, which i think could explain his slipping and falling in the championship game, top heavy guys struggle to stay balanced in the bend, but he doesnt lack the flexibility. he has room to add another 10 lbs in his lower body putting him at ideal OLB size. and honestly seems realistic, he is as low as 3rd round in a lot of mocks, but i dont think ozzie allows that. Carl Lawson is another consideration. side note, his run defense is really picked apart by people, it is better than hes given credit for, bama just has so much depth that they had no interest in NOT keeping his legs fresh. when he has had to defend the run, he shows a conceptual grasp of it, staying home on the edge, pinching the edge, gap integrity, backside pursuit, hes done it all well. one problem he has though is he gets trigger happy when a run comes his way and he'll run himself out of the play trying to make the TFL. Round 3(74th) Pat Elflein, C, OSU - a high IQ mauling center with a championship pedigree. i dont know how this guy isnt considered a second round pick, but it seems to be the general consensus that hes a mid to late 3rd. hes right at home here with the ravens, day one starter and pro bowl potential. 78th Desmond King, DB, Iowa another guy who is inexplicably regarded as a mid to late third rounder. typical though as the raw athletic dbs always tend to shoot up boards late in the process. but desmond king is a viable #2 cb, slot cb, and should do well at either safety spot. he plays much bigger than his size, plays with authority more than most corners in the class, this guy believes the man across from him is inferior, and he plays like its true. average athleticism and size has never been a factor as this guy plays big and physical, arguably the best ball skills in the class among dbs as well. ravens love versatility and this guy will step in any time there is an injury on the field, and do well. if weddle hangs it up in the near future, heres his replacement, same with carr. he just screams ravens and has since last year. Witherspoon is also a strong option but im not sure where his stock lies, mocks show him going in the third but i think he ends up mid second. Round 4(122nd) Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pitt we address RT with a steal. this guys a late second early third in my eyes, but everything i see indicates him as a 5th rounder. hes a stud in the run game, needs work in pass pro, but the RT is the one spot you can afford to sacrifice pass pro, being the easiest part of the defense to avoid and manipulate. He fits the bill of bigger and stronger on the OL, he is a nasty brawler up front, gets the initial punch and drops the hips and drives upwards to put defenders on skates right off the bat, he doesnt lose the handfights because he extends quick and powerful and gets up in the chest early, and even when the defender staggers his engagement he is able to recover. he drops well in pass pro but gets stiff in the knees and ankles and may struggle to mirror guys who utilize inside lanes well. but as far as building a power run game goes, this guy is gonna make a quality RT Round 5(159th) Tarik Cohen, RB, NC A&T the ravens are usually always good for a small school guy each year, and they usually seem to turn out pretty well, heres that guy. 5'6" and 175 but holy hell what a spark plug, danny woodhead is a stopgap obviously, but we need a dump option for joe at all times. this guy leaves defenders eating grass and hugging ghosts, his cuts are absolutely electric. if he can pack on a little bit of weight and get up to like 185, he should be stocky enough to hold up consistently as a receiving threat out of the backfield. Round 6 Brian Allen, CB, Utah the ravens take another raw and lengthy project corner, 3 years in a row. 6'3" with good top speed and very sound in bump and run coverage, needs to turn his head and locate the ball better, needs to diagnose the deep ball better and flip his hips to get downfield. but definitely an intriguing project. he and maurice canady give us an interesting duo of long tall project corners. if just one of them pan out then we are sitting pretty in the secondary
  5. 10 points
    There are not enough words to describe my disapointment.....
  6. 10 points
    Lol for a second I thought your were making fun of RayRayravens ๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. 10 points
    With a good draft and not getting big contract players injured
  8. 9 points
    1. Cleveland Browns - Mitch Trubisky, QB The draft opens with a surprise and the former Mr. Ohio goes back home to jump start the Browns franchise. With 5 teams before they pick at 12 who could potentially select a QB, they decide not to risk losing their man and pick him 1st overall. The fact that they went OL so heavily in FA gives me a sneaky suspicion that they love a QB in this draft. 2. San Fran 49ers - Myles Garret, DE/OLB They don't view any of the QBs as being the franchise guy in Shanahan's offense, so they decide to take the best available and suffer through a building year while waiting for Cousins. 3. Chicago Bears - Jonathan Allen, DT/DE 4. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jamal Adams, S 5. Tennessee Titans (via LA)- Marshon Lattimore, CB 6. New York Jets - Deshaun Watson, QB Hackenberg is not the answer, and with their top rated QB still on the board they pounce. Watson has the star power the move the needle in the NY market, and plays his best under the brightest lights. 7. LA Chargers - Malik Hooker, FS 8. Carolina Panthers - Solomon Thomas, DE 9. Cincinnati Bengals - Reuben Foster, LB 10. Buffalo Bills - OJ Howard, TE They're reportedly in love with this guy. Makes sense. 11. New Orleans Saints - Haason Reddick, LB Needing defensive playmakers everywhere, they take Reddick who can do so much for them. Chase ball carriers, blitz, cover TE's and RB's, and really get after the QB on passing downs. 12. Cleveland Browns (via PHI) - Leonard Fournette, RB And with their top 2 picks, Cleveland lays the foundation for what they think can be a championship caliber offense. Fournette takes pressure of their new QB early on, and behind this OL is the early favorite for ROY. 13. Arizona Cardinals - Deshon Kizer, QB The traditional pocket passer in the mold Arians likes. Big, strong, tough and can sling it. With a championship window still open and the fear of Palmer's retirement/injury history they grab Kizer who can develop for a year or 2 and take over to extend their window some... or step in to steady the ship in the event Palmer goes down. 14. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIN) - John Ross, WR CB is a glaring need, and RB is too - but WR is only patchworked by a couple of 1 year deals. Both Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman grew up in the school of Andy Reid who covets speed on the edge of his offense. Ross provides the playmaking ability and speed they need, and gives Wentz a young weapon to grow with. 15. Indianapolis Colts - Derek Barnett, DE Ugh, hurt me to do this. Almost got my guy to us. 16. Baltimore Ravens - Mike Williams, WR And Joe gets his big weapon. He and Perriman could become a scary WR combo. 17. Washington Redskins - Forrest Lamp, OG 18. Tennessee Titans - Corey Davis, WR 19. Tampa Bay Bucs - Dalvin Cook, RB 20. Denver Broncos - Cam Robinson, OT 21. Detroit Lions - Takkarist McKinley, DE 22. Miami Dolphins - Jabrill Peppers, S/LB Defending the middle of the field is their achilles heel. Peppers gives them someone who can contribute agains the run, but most importantly cover a zone over the middle, or match up man-to-man against athletic TE's and RBs. 23. New York Giants - David Njoku, TE 24. Oakland Raiders - Malik McDowell, DE/DT 25. Houston Texans - Patrick Mahomes, QB 26. Seattle Seahawks - Gareon Conley, CB 27. Kansas City Chiefs - Christian McCaffery, RB Andy Reid sees Brian Westbrook, but with more talent. McCaffery gives Smith a check down, safety blanket and causes nightmares for DC's across the league trying to figure out how to defend Hill, Maclin, Kelce and McCaffery all at once. 28. Dallas Cowboys - Obi Melifonwu, S Well, they once went to a freaky athletic UConn DB to help their secondary before.... with it depleted again they do the same. 29. Green Bay Packers - Zach Cunningham, LB This move allows Matthews to stay on the edge and do what he does best. Improves their run defense dramatically. Could go OL or CB here as well. 30. Pittsburgh Steelers - TJ Watt, OLB 31. Atlanta Falcons - Taco Charlton, DE/OLB 32. New Orleans Saints (via NE) - Marlon Humphrey, CB Round 2 - Tim Williams, OLB Round 3(a) - Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE Round 3(b) - Ahkello Witherspoon, CB Round 4 - Jordan Morgan, OG Round 5 - Harvey Langi, LB Round 6 - Treston Decoud, CB/S (Leaving work, have to grab my fiance' at the train.... will try to add descriptions and info for the later picks)
  9. 9 points
    Hallo evryone. Twoday eye m dowing a mawk draft. Heare we gow. Kuts: @52520Andrew- Diz powster haz bin e detriment two da hole franchize. Removin' hym from da organizacion iz da best weigh two gow aboot diz. Screw hym Traydes: Joe Flacco for the 253rd selection in da ENEFEL Draft- Diz Kuebee iz worthlezz end frankly, we r bettar off wethoot hym. Screw hym (Flacco haters upvote this bt default. Rownd Won: Patrica Mahomie, KUEBEE, TEJAS TACH Fineally, we git e real franchize Kuebee at the ENEFEL leval. Mahomie wil leed uz two 200 consekutiv super boweles. Rownd Too: Maleek McDoweel- Dafensive Lyne We naeed e Ngata-esk dafensive lyneman. We wer stoopid two trayd hym awae. Now we heve a super bowel kaliber dafense. Rownd Tre: Joe Mixon- Booma Soona Oz wuz stoopid. Onlee eye no az much bout football. Kuttin ray reyece set the franchize back leteral decadez. Mixon will halp uz get beck on treck. Round Tre part dex- D'onta Foreman, Tejas Oz wuz stoopid. Wee need anotha beck cuz Mixon and Dixon always suspended. Rownd Fer: Jayk Butt, literal Tight End. "hehehe.. Botomm" Rownd Fiyv: Jordan Luis, CB Wut a steel. Diz dood iz a furst rownd talent. We shuld tayke a chence on hym Rownd Six- Kyle Fuller, CB Eye doan no y he decided to reenter the draft. He's a guld pro. Tayk him. Rownd Se7en-Myles Garret, OLB. Diz dood sux. Which iz y he fell hear. But he myght hev potencial. We shuld give it a treye. ********************Reminder: Look at Today's Date**************************
  10. 8 points
    1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett 2. San Francisco 49ers: Marshon Lattimore 3. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Allen 4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette 5. Tennessee Titans: Solomon Thomas 6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams 7. Los Angeles Chargers: Malik Hooker 8. Carolina Panthers: Dalvin Cook 9. Cincinnati Bengals: Reuben Foster 10. Buffalo Bills: O.J. Howard 11: New Orleans Saints: Taco Charlton 12. Cleveland Browns: Mitchell Trubisky 13. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Williams 14. Philadelphia Eagles: Marlon Humphrey 15.Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett 16. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan Ozzie & Company give a long awaited jolt to the offense and also know they picked the BPA available. Davis is their highest rated WR and night one of the draft comes to a close with the Ravens brass feeling ecstatic about the pick. I think we got just a sliver of useful information out of the Draft Presser when Eric praised Mike Williams and John Ross immediately, while sneakily slipping in Corey Davis' name at the end. Davis is the the total package and in my opinion the best WR in the draft but his small school label combined with Mike Williams' stature is a recipe for for the Williams to come off the board first. 3 WR sets with Davis and Perriman on the outside with Mike Wallace in the slot could really be electric. Round 2: Baltimore Ravens: Carl Lawson, OLB, Auburn Round 3: Baltimore Ravens: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington Baltimore Ravens: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU
  11. 8 points
    The Webb deal is fantastic. There are several possibilities now. 1. We can move Jefferson down to ILB on nickle/dime packages while Webb plays safety. Allowing Jefferson to cover TEs(something he does very well), and having two good safeties over the top 2. Webb can play slot CB when Jimmy goes down. Tavon proved he's more than capable of holding his own on the outside. Webb provides much needed depth and veteran experience. 3. 3 safety sets could be a thing now. We use a third safety a lot in the rotation, and Webb would still be playing a lot. All in all I think it is safe to say we have the best safety core in the entire league. We need to go draft an edge rusher and I like the direction of the defense
  12. 8 points
    I hope this is true. I don't want to change my avatar...... for a message board that is closing.... :mad:
  13. 8 points
    Man, some of y'all really support every single thing this FO does. It's okay to disagree with a move and still be a fan.
  14. 8 points
    Lmao, They really need to outlaw inbreeding.
  15. 8 points
  16. 7 points
    I made this thread last year, so I figured I'd update it for this year. It's mostly copy/paste, but I've updated it somewhat. It's no secret that teams interview prospects for many different reasons, ranging from genuine interest to purposely feigning interest to trick other teams. In addition, teams will never meet or speak with certain prospects and then draft them, much to the surprise of the player himself. So this got me wondering: how strong of a connection is there between the Ravens' prospect interviews and actually drafting them? Taking what I could find from various sites, I composed a list, highlighting those we actually brought in either through the draft, UDFA, or waivers. 2011 *Baylor guard Danny Watkins (3/16). *Georgia defensive end Justin Houston (3/21, ). +Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson (3/21, 4/?). *Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams (3/21). *Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (3/22). +Abilene Christian wide receiver Edmund Gates (3/23, 3/27). *Georgia linebacker Akeem Dent (3/?). *Miami cornerback Demarcus Van Dyke (3/?). *Utah State cornerback Curtis Marsh (3/?). *UT-Chattanooga cornerback Buster Skrine (3/24). *Florida State guard/center Rodney Hudson (3/?). +Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson (3/28). *Arizona defensive end Brooks Reed (3/28). *Arizona defensive end Ricky Elmore (3/28). *Appalachian State safety Mark LeGree (3/29). Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith (3/29). Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith (3/29). *Oregon linebacker Casey Matthews (3/30). *Lehigh guard/tackle Will Rackley (3/30). *Texas cornerback Curtis Brown (3/?). Iowa defensive lineman Christian Ballard (3/?). *Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith (?/?). *Rice defensive end Cheta Ozougwu (?/?). *Richmond cornerback Justin Rogers (?/?). *Delaware safety Anthony Walters (?/?). *Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget (?/?). Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin (?/?). Georgia wide receiver Kris Durham (?/?). *Texas linebacker/defensive end Sam Acho (3/?). *Baldwin-Wallace linebacker Keith Darbut (4/?). +Virginia Union offensive tackle David Mims (4/6). UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers (4/7). North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little (4/7). North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn (4/7). Mississippi linebacker Jonathan Cornell (4/7). Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard (4/8). Louisiana Tech return specialist Phillip Livas (4/20). South Carolina cornerback Chris Culliver (4/20). 2012 +Oklahoma State offensive tackle Levy Adcock (?/?). Miami (Ohio) guard Brandon Brooks (?/?). LSU cornerback Ron Brooks (3/30). *North Carolina linebacker Zach Brown (4/?). +Delaware guard/center Gino Gradkowski (?/?). Oregon State cornerback Brandon Hardin (?/?). Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill (4/5). Pittsburgh cornerback Buddy Jackson (3/30). Illinois receiver A.J. Jenkins (4/4). Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson (4/?). *Georgia center Ben Jones (?/?). California linebacker Mychal Kendricks (4/?). Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (?/?). Wisconsin center Peter Konz (4/?). *Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead (4/4). *USC defensive end Nick Perry (3/?). Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson (3/30). UCLA receiver Nelson Rosario (4/3). Syracuse safety Phillip Thomas (3/30). *Texas kicker Justin Tucker (4/24). Utah State linebacker Bobby Wagner (?/?). *Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler (?/?). 2013 Tavon Austin%, WR, West Virginia (PRI) (COM) Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon (SR) Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers (SR) Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest (SR) Michael Buchanan, DL, Illinois (SR) Tank Carradine%, DE, Florida State (PRI) (COM) Braxston Cave, OL, Notre Dame (SR) DeWayne Cherrington, DL, Mississippi State (PRO) Brandon Copeland, DL, Penn (PRO) Jordan Devey, OL, Memphis (EW) Quinton Dial, DL, Alabama (INT) Lavar Edwards, DL, LSU (SR) Matt Elam, S, Florida (COM) Josh Evans, S, Florida (COM) D.J. Fluker%, OT, Alabama (PRI) (COM) Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech (COM) Dwayne Gratz, DB, Connecticut (SR#) Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State (VINT) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (COM) Dustin Hopkins, PK, Florida State (SR) Wes Horton, DL, USC (EW) Margus Hunt%, DE, SMU (PRI) (COM) Stefphon Jefferson, RB, Nevada (COM) Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State (COM) Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma (COM) Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati (PRI) Tavarres King, WR, Georgia (SR) Kevin Minter%, ILB, LSU (PRI) (COM) Damontre Moore, DL, Texas A&M (PRI) Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut (PRI) Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia (PRI) Alex Okafor, DL, Texas (SR) Toben Opurum, FB, Kansas (INT) Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State (SR) Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College (COM) Will Pericak, DL, Colorado (PRI) Keith Pough, LB, Howard (INT) Justin Pugh%, OL, Syracuse (PRI) (SR#) David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose State (SR) Bacarri Rambo, DB, Georgia (PRI) Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina (COM) Brian Schwenke, OL, California (SR) Russell Shepard, WR, LSU (PRI) D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina (COM) Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M (SR) Cooper Taylor, DB, Richmond (PRI) Jamar Taylor, DB, Boise State (PRI) Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford (SR) Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas (COM) Conner Vernon, WR, Duke (SR) Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State (COM) Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State (SR) Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina (COM) Earl Wolff, S, N.C. State (EW) 2014 Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech (COM) Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech (COM) Kelvin Benjamin%, WR, Florida State (PRI) (COM) Chris Borland%, LB, Wisconsin (COM) (SR) Chris Boswell, PK, Rice (SR) Jonathan Brown, LB, Illinois (SR) Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson (PRI) Deone Bucannon, DB, Washington State (PRI) Christopher Burnette, G, Georgia (EW) Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest (LOC) Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona (COM) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, DB, Alabama (PRO) Mike Davis%, WR, Texas (COM) (SR%) Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh (COM) Dominique Easley, DL, Florida (PRO) Eric Ebron%, TE, North Carolina (PRI) (COM) Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (COM) Dee Ford, DL, Auburn (COM) Khairi Fortt, LB, California (PRI) Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois (PRI) Kevin Graf, OL, Southern California (EW) Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State (COM) Gabe Jackson, OL, Mississippi State (SR) Kenny Ladler, DB, Vanderbilt (SR) Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU (COM) Tyler Larsen, OL, Utah State (SR) Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (PRO) Marqise Lee%, WR, USC (PRI) (COM) Jordan Love, DB, Towson (LOC) Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (COM) A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama (PRI) Dexter McDougle, DB, Maryland (PRI) Keith McGill, DB, Utah (PRI) Morgan Moses, OL, Virginia (COM) C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama (PRI) Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama (SR) Cody Parkey, K, Auburn (SR) Jacob Pedersen, TE, Wisconsin (SR) Joe Rankin, DB, Morgan State (LOC) Michael Sam%, LB, Missouri (INT) (COM) (SR) Kiero Small, RB, Arkansas (LOC) Telvin Smith, LB, Florida State (SR) Logan Thomas%, QB, Virginia Tech (PRI/PRO) (COM) Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU (PRI) Jimmie Ward, DB, Northern Illinois (PRI) Keith Wenning, QB, Ball State (PRI) Terrance West%, RB, Towson (LOC) (COM) Andre Williams, RB, Boston College (COM) 2015 WR DeVante Parker, Louisville LB Shane Ray, Missouri RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana OT La'el Collins, LSU RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin CB Eric Rowe, Utah DL Randy Gregory, Nebraska CB P.J. Williams, Florida State OL Robert Myers, Tennessee State* OL A.J. Cann, South Carolina* LB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State CB Marcus Peters, Washington CB Tray Walker, Texas Southern WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri RB Jay Ajayi, Boise State WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida CB Jalen Collins, LSU CB/KR Chris Dunkley, USF TE Jesse James, Penn State RB Tevin Coleman, Indiana WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami 2016 Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson (COM) Joey Bosa^, DE/3-4OLB, Ohio State (COM, PRI) James Bradberry, CB, Samford (SR) Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State (PRI) Blake Countess, CB, Auburn (PRI) Joe Dahl, G/OT, Washington State (STM) Sean Davis^, FS/CB, Maryland (COM, LOC, STM) Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama (SR) Leonard Floyd, OLB/3-4OLB, Georgia (PRI) Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida (PRI) Darien Harris, OLB, Michigan State (LOC) Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky (WOR) Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford (WOR) Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana (EW) Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA (PRI) Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Michigan (PRI) William Jackson III, CB, Houston (PRI) Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland (LOC) Cyrus Jones^, CB, Alabama (PRI, LOC) Deion Jones, OLB, LSU (PRI) Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia (PRI) Jay Lee^, WR, Baylor (SR, PRI) Tyler Matakevich, ILB/OLB, Temple (SR) Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio State (WOR) Robert Nkemdiche, DT/DE/3-4DE, Ole Miss (PRI) Emmanuel Ogbah, DE/3-4DE, Oklahoma State (WOR) David Onyemata, DT, Manitoba (EW) Will Parks, SS, Arizona (PRO) Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama (PRI) Jalen Ramsey^, CB/S, Florida State (COM, PRI) Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan (WOR) Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central (WOR) Noah Spence^, OLB/DE/3-4OLB, Eastern Kentucky (COM, PRI) Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana (WOR) Ronnie Stanley^, OT, Notre Dame (COM, PRI) Charles Tapper, DE/3-4DE, Oklahoma (COM) Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State (WOR) Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss (COM) Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State (SR) Tavon Young^, CB, Temple (WOR, PRI) 2017 (in progress) Keion Adams, DE, Western Michigan (PRO) Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston (PRI) Connor Bozick, OT, Delaware (LOC) Caleb Brantley, DT/NT, Florida (PRI) Taco Charlton, DE/3-4OLB, Michigan (PRO) Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin (SR) Zach Cunningham, OLB/ILB, Vanderbilt (COM) Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (PRI) Kevin Davis, ILB, Colorado State (EW) Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama (PRI) Ryan Glasgow, DT, Michigan (PRO) Malik Golden, SS, Penn State (PRI) Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic (PRO) Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming (PRO) Josh Jones, S, N.C. State (PRI) Kevin King, CB, Washington (PRI) Tanoh Kpassagnon^, DE/3-4DE, Villanova (PRI, WOR) Ashton Lampkin, CB, Oklahoma State (EW) Marquel Lee, ILB, Wake Forest (WOR) William Likely, CB, Maryland (LOC) Pat Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech (PRO) Nyme Manns, WR, Bowie State (LOC) Malik McDowell, DT/3-4DE, Michigan State (PRI) Takkarist McKinley^, OLB/DE/3-4OLB, UCLA (STM, PRI) Deon-Tay McManus, WR, Marshall (LOC) Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State (PRI) Jordan Morgan, G, Kutztown (SR) Teldrick Morgan, WR, Maryland (LOC) Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan (PRI) Ethan Pocic, C/G, LSU (SR) Dayon Pratt, OLB, East Carolina (PRO) Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple (PRI) Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State (PRI) Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama (PRI) John Ross, WR, Washington (PRI) Justin Senior, OT, Mississippi State (SR) Jordan Sterns, S, Oklahoma State (SR) Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky (SR) Noel Thomas, WR, Connecticut (PRO) Eddie Vanderdoes, DT/3-4DE/NT, UCLA (SR) Darius Victor, RB, Towson (LOC) Tim White, WR, Arizona State (WOR) Darrell Williams, OT, Western Kentucky (WOR) Mike Williams, WR, Clemson (PRI) Tim Williams, OLB/DE/3-4OLB, Alabama (PRI) Jordan Willis, DE/3-4OLB/OLB, Kansas State (PRI) Chris Wormley^, DT/DE/3-4DE, Michigan (PRO, PRI) Deangelo Yancey^, WR, Purdue (STM, PRO, PRI) So what does this tell us? Well, we met with our eventual first round pick every year in which we had a first round pick in this sample size, so it seems like they don't purposely not interview the players they want in the first. After the first though... it seems like a crap-shoot. We interview around 25 prospects for every 1 we actually draft. Most of the players we draft each year after the first round are never even interviewed, at least according to what we know from these databases. Of our second round picks over this stretch, we only interviewed Torrey Smith. What I wish I had consistent in all of this data is when/where we are meeting these prospects. A meeting in private might be weighted more heavily than a meeting at the EW Shrine Game, for example. Another thing we will never know is just how much the Ravens actually coveted a player they didn't even have a chance to draft. For example, the Ravens never actually interviewed Khalil Mack, but they attempted to trade up from 17 to get him. They interviewed and really coveted Marcus Peters, but they never had the chance to draft him. And they twice met with and then tried to trade up for Jalen Ramsey, but Jerry Jones thought we actually wanted Elliott for some reason, so that never happened. Needless to say, it's hard to know who they really want in a given year. Anyway, this list is nostalgic if nothing else.
  17. 7 points
  18. 7 points
    1. Jake Butt 2. Jake Butt 3. Jake Butt 4. Jake Butt
  19. 7 points
    Im going for as little as possible
  20. 7 points
    He was but he was the victim in that situation. She wanted to go home with him for some fun and he said no so she punch him in the face
  21. 7 points
    Derek barnett will have a better first year than Myles Garrett!!
  22. 7 points
    Huh ... I find Barnett to be an unexpected entry on this thread. I have to think that, if he's available, there is a strong likelihood that you will be upset by our selection.
  23. 7 points
    This was hard to digest when I first heard... He was such a great guy and player. It was obvious how much family meant to he and his wife Ashley. For something like this to happen to them is unimagineable. Especially as a result of your own actions... losing a young child has to be the most difficult and tragic thing that can happen to a father, when your instincts are to always protect them. Hard to understand that there's a reason or a plan when something like this happens... but I'll take solace in the fact that she is at peace and in a better place. Deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. Ravens Nation is shaken and feeling this loss... and I'm slightly comforted by the fact that she can look down and see just how many lives her father has impacted, and how many people are touched by this.
  24. 7 points
    Surviving the death of a child is the hardest thing any parent will ever go through WBAL Link. Prayers and healing energy to the family.
  25. 7 points
    Why people should never overreact to overall numbers when reported. We got him for a bargain. If we're paying him more, that means he's playing well.
  26. 7 points
    you forgot the "j/k" after your comment, no problem, I forgive you
  27. 7 points
    All posts on my last day might just be pictures of Lindsey Duke. You're welcome.
  28. 7 points
    ProFootballTalk is reporting that he and the team have agreed to a reunion for the season.
  29. 7 points
    What's ironic is Sami raved about Davis after we drafted him so I guess the Great Sami messed up, too.
  30. 7 points
    I'm not the biggest Ross fan, but I think some people are overthinking it a bit. Ross is a playmaker, and this team is really short on playmakers. Most people look at the 4.22 speed and think he's only a downfield guy but he can function in a lot of different roles as a WR. He's not the prototypical chains mover type but that doesn't mean he wouldn't fit here. Furthermore, Wallace is going to be here for 1 more year, Moore might have actually dropped more than he caught last year, and Perriman is still a work in progress that remains a giant question mark. There's certainly room for Ross even with all of the other "speed" guys we have. I'd prefer not to take Ross at 16 but I can't dismiss the possibility.
  31. 7 points
    All I can say is that I'm glad fans on this board don't run the team.
  32. 7 points
    If you read rayrayravens posts lately pain is da name of da game
  33. 7 points
  34. 7 points
    Made one too many boneheaded penalty for Harbaugh's taste?
  35. 6 points
  36. 6 points
  37. 6 points
    No i figured you did.
  38. 6 points
    Myles Garrett gets man handled by Stanley giving up zero sacks and zero QB pressures.
  39. 6 points
    I can't wait until we draft one of the above guys and then you pretend like you hated them all along in our last week here.
  40. 6 points
    I think Boyle is being considered for juices old role, he fits the bill perfectly as a hard nosed road grader and good route runner who can catch. He may actually be an improvement. Allen would need a lot of coaching for that change, he wouldn't need to slim down much because it would take away from his powerful style, but it's an interesting concept, just a long shot. Wouldn't be against the experiment
  41. 6 points
    So your gonna judge his play against a senior tackle when he was a freshman!?really lol good one
  42. 6 points
    I'm trying but what gets added isn't lean and doesn't feel like muscle
  43. 6 points
    We've never seen JoeyFlex5 and rossihunter2 in the same room at the same time, if those are even their/his/her real name(s).
  44. 6 points
    Maybe you think that but the actual smart people in the league don't. RTs or OGs make about 12 mil per year max. Chandler Jones is getting way more than that and he ain't the only one. Also where did I say I wanted Leary? Are you even reading what I said? I said he outplayed Collins at Guard which he did. Collins at RT is a question mark given he hasn't played the position in the NFL. The fact the Cowboys didn't play him there with Doug Free being their weakest link could indicate they aren't huge fans of him at RT. Also Collins was not a better prospect than Stanley or Tunsil and I'd take Scherff over him as well. Sorry but trading the 16th pick for a guard/RT a year from FA is stupid.
  45. 6 points
    Just take your ball and go home. ๐Ÿ˜€
  46. 6 points
    Dad: Why did Darth Vadar not go down to the beach and kill them himself? Me: BECAUSE HE HATES SAND!
  47. 6 points
    ok so here goes another ridiculous disaster by nfl.com chad reuter mocked these things... takk mckinley 8th overall to the panthers ravens passing on malik hooker malik hooker falling to 17 jordan willis 21st to detroit reuben foster 24th to oakland kevin king 26th to seattle dalvin cook falling to 27 josh jones 28 to dallas man, what a mock.
  48. 6 points
    From NFL Memes: NFL Memes 4 hrs ยท FUN FACT: Following the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas, the largest remaining city in the United States without a professional football team is now Cleveland.
  49. 6 points
    So I just finished watching Harbs talk live on Facebook and the commenting section was attrocious. Everyone was saying bring back this person, that person. Eventually it got to Ray Rice and people were actually comparing him to Dennis Pitta, in terms of how they have missed a few seasons but only Pitta was kept "because it was personal". Seriously Admins!? Do you really want to leave us with this crap?
  50. 6 points
    He was voted 2nd team all-pro - that's pretty difficult to have happen...