Ya just gotta love Mike Preston. In a recent article in the Baltimore Sun, he is quoted as saying the best way the Ravens can help Joe Flacco is by rebuilding the defense. In the same article, he describes the Ravens offense as boring. Ya can't have it both ways, Mike! We need a Wide Receiver!!! I agree that we could have won five more games last year if our defense could have held a late lead but fixing the defense won't help Joe on offense. This entire thread is delusional. Unless the FO's strategy to fix the offense is addition by subtraction, we're in serious trouble. Upgrading the offensive line has been a priority since 2012. With the exception of Ronnie Stanley, its been a revolving door with very little continuity. Names like Oher, Osemele, McKinney, Monroe, Zuttah, Wagner, Gradkowski and others have passed through but the door still operates like a rusty gate. Giving Joe Flacco more weapons has been a priority since losing Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Ray Rice et al. How's that project coming along? As recent drafts have shown, we're lucky to hit on one or two picks a year. At last count, we need a legitimate center who can solidify the interior of the line, a right tackle, a running back who can run, catch and block in the backfield, a healthy TE and at least one if not two stud WRs. Meanwhile, we've lost a starting center, a starting right tackle and a pro bowl RB, named Huge Check.
Remember, Mike Preston, the best defense is a good offense! Remember the likes of Johnny Unitas to Ray Berry & John Mackey, Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson, Joe Montana to Jerry Rice and Dwight Clark, Terry Bradshaw to Lynn Swann and Franco Harris, Troy Aikman to Michael Irvin and Emmit Smith, Ben Rothlisberger to Antonio Brown and Leveon Bell, The Red Rifle to A.J. Green and two good running backs, Mattie Ryan to Julio Jones and two good running backs, Dak Prescott or Tony Romo to Dez Bryant and Ezekial Elliott. Oh yeah, then there's Tom Brady to Gronkowski, Edelman, Floyd, Hogan, Amendola, Bennett and LaGarrette Blount! Who said it doesn't matter to whom Tom Brady throws? Or how 'bout Trent Dilfer to Shannon Sharpe, Brandon Stokely and Jamaal Lewis? If you don't get it, you don't get it. The point is this. If it ain't broke, make it better. Well, its broke! Fill in the blank: Joe Flacco to ________?
We don't need the best player available in the draft without regard to his position. We need playmakers who can step in on day one and make an immediate impact at specific positions of need - WRs, RT @ C on offense and CB, pass rusher and ILB on defense. We have seven picks and these are our seven biggest needs. Its not deciding who is the "best player available" on the board.