Agree 100%. Cook has a lot of red flags on and off the field though. Trading down, and getting Ju Ju in the second, plus another pick in this insane draft definitely seems like better value though to me now. I'm starting to think I like Ju Ju as the best wr regardless of draft spot. Davis is intriguing no doubt, just harder to judge cuz of the competition and transition he'll make. Obviously there's a lot of different routes we can go in terms of what position to choose in what order, but here's a quick DREAM scenario for me for Thursday and Friday. Nobody knows exactly where people are going to be picked, but if we pulled anything close to this, I would probably sprint straight to Baltimore from here( CA) cuz I'd be so pumped!!! This does involve 2 trades- trading down from 16, and trading 2 or 3 2018 picks (maybe a 2nd, 4th, and 6th), for an extra 2017 2nd rounder. The Baltimore Ravens 2017 first 6 picks - Forrest Lamp - Carl Lawson - Ju Ju Smith - Pat Elfein - Teez Tabor - Desmond King BOOM! -DOMINANT top 5 Oline- for years and years - As complete of a wr core as any in the league -Lawson to put opposite Sizzle and learn from him - Our FS of the future to learn from Weddle - Teez is a top 3 corner in this draft IMO, pairing him with Tavon and Jimmy would be nuts. Not to mention he can slowly catch on for a year while Carr is here - The secondary would be set and elite for the next 3-5 years at least I know the likeliness of Ozzie trading into the 2nd, for our 6th pick in the first 3 rounds is very very low, but it's so worth it for this draft. Pretty sure we still have some money to save as well to sign these picks if need be by releasing Arrington and Watson. K.C. and P.O. are gonna battle for the other ILB spot too. And we could still even use a 4th or 5th on one with this plan. It's not a position that needs a big investment on, especially with C.J. there, and considering how absurd the rest of our D is. If we executed this plan combined with our current foundation, I believe we would be the dominant team for the next 5 years plus. At the very least, we would be right there with the Pats every year. Brady isn't gonna keep chuggin forever. I'm sure some fans will pick my plan apart, but I love it, and really hope we do something like this.
Then add in Mr. Samaje Perine as our 4th rounder. Behind: Stanley-Lewis-Elfein-Yanda-Lamp Perine and Dixon could split the load and each put up 800-1000 yards a year. Which would certainly take the pressure off Flacco. And someone on ESPN made a simple, but great point the other day. The Ravens, but more specifically Flacco, is at his best off play action. We have the deep threats. Now just fill that line in. That line + those 2 backs would be such a bummer for opposing defenses! lol especially during the cold months and playoff time! * side note, it kinda looks like Lewis has the body of a Tackle, not a Guard. Maybe Lewis can play RT. Also, I would not be mad at all if we straight up picked Lamp at 16. He's underrated. People think he can play all 5 line positions. I say if he comes in and plays LG, he challenges K.O., Yanda, and Zach Martin right away, year 1, as the best Guard in the league.