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  1. If the o-linemen this year were in last year draft, then would be mid second round guys. They are just the best of this year, so I hope Ravens wait until round 3. If some of the young guys like Wesley and Nembot, can step up then maybe they can be a power G/T we need.
  2. I'm curious what makes you think the Bengals will be better next year after losing their starting LT and RG? This is on top of all of the players they lost in 2016 that led to a 6-1-9 record. They have difference makers. Eifort, AJ Green, Bernard, Atkins on that Dline. A stud can erase faults on your team. The Bengals have playmakers
  3. 1. If Ravens can't win ten of these games, its time for changes 2. Most of the tough games are against their division. Prove yourselves 3. Not facing a lot of great QBs. Ben, Rogers, Stafford?, Carr after injury 4. Draft must create separation from AFC South. None of those teams should beat the Ravens if Ravens address NEEDS. 5. Must win 4 games in the division. Steeler and Bengals will run through AFC south and NFC north, so Ravens must personally put Ls on their record to make playoffs
  4. Bengals Road Loss Browns Home Win Jags London Win – neutral field, must improve offense against the jags Steelers Home DK - tough game after London game Raiders Road Loss Bears Home Win Vikings Road Push Tough defense hard to beat on road Dolphins Home Win Titans Home Win Packers Road Loss Texans Home Win Lions Home Win Steelers Road DK - May decide playoff berth Browns Road Win Colts Home Win – can’t have a let down Bengals Home Must Win – may decide playoff Texans, Jags, Vikings have tough defenses. Ravens need another weapons to win these winnable games. Those 3 games may determine playoff berth
  5. Williams, Barnett, Mckinley, or Davis.
  6. "WAY behind the Steelers" -- yes, the Steelers certainly crushed the Ravens in their second game last year. The incredible stretch over the goal line by Antonio Brown in the final seconds was mere window dressing to push the spread past 30, wasn't it? How in the world were the Ravens able to upset such a vaunted and dominating opponent like the Steelers 3 of the 4 times they've played the last two seasons, especially with pitiful talent and coaching?! Just lucky, I guess. "We still have years to wait" -- really? Oh nuts...thanks, though. I'd rather listen to your expertise than rely on the proven records of Newsome and Harbaugh. I must have been fooled by their so-called "success" and something called, I think this is right, "respect around the league." I am going to agree somewhat with Chuckx999. YEs, the Ravens have beaten the Steelers a lot lately. But, what about the other 14 games? Steelers and Bengals are capable of winning more games. This is why Ravens have been in the 3rd spot in the AFC North for the last few years. Beating them then missing the playoffs means nothing.
  7. I completely disagree. A team with numerous holes is a team that should try to get....numerous picks. A team that values a different player than us because they have different needs. Perfect example Is the Raiders, a team that is a legit contender and some consider the only team that can challenge the Pats. They need help in the secondary so if a DB is available that they think will put them over the edge, they will want to move up and make that push. Each team is in a different situation. Its like you are comparing draft needs from the Browns to the Pats, every team has different needs therefore values players differently. This forum will explode if we trade back with Mwilliams or Corey Davis on the board, i might be one of those guys. But adding a RB and a LG (rookies) would in no way make our offense on par with our defense. You make valid points. It a matter of do you believe the Ravens have 'holes' or lack 'difference makers' I believe Ravens had 11 picks last year. There are multiple guys currently on the team at just about every position.But they are 'just guys'. Ravens need difference makers not picks to fill holes. Bengals beat us cause they have difference makers AJ Green, Benard, Boyd, Eifort Steelers win cause they have difference makers Brown, Bell We may split games with them, but they will win more games cause they have players that make the difference. I don't see that on the Ravens. In fact, they lost Smith Sr and Dummervil. If they can't win more than 8 games with them, you need top talent to replace them
  8. Ravens have a great start Stanley and Lewis could be book end tackles for years. Strong up the defensive middle in Williams (DT), Mosley (ILB) and Jefferson (SS). Speed at WR in Perriman and Wallace. Depth at TE and RB What they need from this draft are play makers. Whether it be at Wr, RB, TE, Pass rusher, CB, S. If they avoid the temptation to follow analytics and 'value' , trust their scouts and select BPA, one of those playmaking positions will be there at #16 and possibly #47. In 2011 they got J Smith and T Smith. Torrey allowed Bolding to play one on one. J. Smith covered the big receivers. Huge role in championship run.
  9. OK, and what if all 7 of those players are on the board, and lets say for sake of example, Detroit (I picked them simply for easy math) wants to give us a 3rd rounder to move back 5 slots, as the draft chart says is approximately even.... you say we don't do it? That doesn't make ANY sense, because you can still get choice of 2 of those 7 AND another player in the top 100. First, It's highly unlikely that ALL 7 will still be on the board. But I'll play along. It's still gamble that not needed. What if we move back 2 spots? And Mike Williams turns out to be a beast. He goes to Titans who then would be another AFC team competing for a playoff spot with Ravens. Also, What if the Broncos trade with Skins. Now there are 2 AFC teams picking a player higher than you. IMO, trading back works when you already have a good team and need additional picks for depth and future. A team that missed the playoffs and have not won the divison should play the percentages and take the BPA Look at mock drafts all over the web. Go to #16 to see who they give the Ravens. Then go look at #26-32. Every time there is someone there I bet you would be happy to take. So we could still get someone very good & pick up another 2nd or 3rd. Think what we could do with two 2nd's & two 3rd's! We have two many holes to fill & a great opportunity to do so. We need a great player. And MOST of the time, the ones at the lower part of the draft are not as certain of a pick as the higher rated players. For example Perriman, on paper looked like a beast. BUT he was available at 26. Why? health concerns, hands, etc.. Elam was a top 5 safety available at #32. The further you move down the more risk you take. My point is with so many needs, why take on risk?
  10. The logic of your statement may fail for this reason. Why in such a deep draft would someone give up picks to us? Wouldn't they use their picks to obtain many players too? And if they did, who is this great player they are willing part with picks to secure ? He could be the next AJ Green, Patrick Peterson , T -Sizzle and what would you have? The next Matt Judon, Correa, Alex Lewis, Dixon? The difference in a lot of the Ravens games are we had average to good players and other have good to great players.
  11. OK, and what if all 7 of those players are on the board, and lets say for sake of example, Detroit (I picked them simply for easy math) wants to give us a 3rd rounder to move back 5 slots, as the draft chart says is approximately even.... you say we don't do it? That doesn't make ANY sense, because you can still get choice of 2 of those 7 AND another player in the top 100. First, It's highly unlikely that ALL 7 will still be on the board. But I'll play along. It's still gamble that not needed. What if we move back 2 spots? And Mike Williams turns out to be a beast. He goes to Titans who then would be another AFC team competing for a playoff spot with Ravens. Also, What if the Broncos trade with Skins. Now there are 2 AFC teams picking a player higher than you. IMO, trading back works when you already have a good team and need additional picks for depth and future. A team that missed the playoffs and have not won the divison should play the percentages and take the BPA
  12. The 2012 Superbowl Champion Ravens was in large part a team that was 13-3 in 2006 before Harbs and Flacco, close to winning the Division in 2008, won the division in 2011 and 2012. This is not that team. This is a team that missed 3 out of the last 4 playoffs and have not won the division in 5 years. What they need are playmakers : Based on chance of availability 1. OJ Howard –BPA if he’s there at 16. I doubt it though 2. Mike Williams – Miss match, will win ball similar to Boldin, Evans, Benjamin, can make Flacco better 3. Barnett – loss Dummervil, Suggs is older 4. McKinley – speed rusher 5. Corey Davis – route runner, size, RAC 6. Peppers – If the above guys are gone, he’s BPA IMO, will always be around football 7. Cook – home run RB, running and catching out of backfield Trading back is gambling when you are already behind. Yes, the Ravens can play Steelers, Patriots, and a lot of teams close, but moral victories do not win games. This is a deep draft so the teams already ahead of the Ravens will get better too. Stay put and select BPA. No need to wheel and deal with a team that has been 3rd in the division for years.
  13. Unless the positional coaching develops the player we have, play calling gets better, and in-game decision improves, I don't think the Ravens will be a playoff no matter who they bring it. Brining in Jefferson is a good start, but Weddle and Carr are older players so the secondary, pass rush IMO is still the top priority. Not ILB, RB, Wr. I don't trust the Ravens to use a 1st round pick on Wr. What I keep in mind is that other teams are drafting and bringing in free agents too. When you are behind , you need to do more to catch up. Steelers - have a dominant offense, they only need a pass rusher and DB Patriots - have reloaded during free agency Raiders - only need a RB, CB Bengals - have dominated the Ravens and Ravens don't have an answer for their receivers. Being realistic it's going to take young guys stepping up, a great draft, and better coaching to compete.
  14. Opinions: Peppers may be a Troy Polamalu type safety. Constantly around the football but much better in the box than center field. OR he is more ILB than safety. Since there is value in rounds 2-3 at safety, they could get a center field type later since that player would learn behind Weddle, Jefferson, and Webb without the risk. If Perriman, Correa, Maxx Williams, Gilmore, Moore, Dixon, Kafusi, Young can improve and contribute, they would be a better football. My concern is Ravens are always putting veterans ahead of young guys. Until they learn to develop young players, old men like Boldin, Mangold always seem appealing, but are short-term answers to mask a coaching issue.