Kruger and reed I think unfortunately miss out.
I think boldin, jones and leach are all extended saving cap to get a deal done with joe and ellerbe.
There will be no big name signings in free agent, maybe bushrod, but I don't think he'd be an improvement over oher. I like a guy like Terrance Knighton for competiton on dline.
Round 1 we trade back into the second where there is a hell of a lot of talent. According to the draft trade chart our pick is valued around 700 to 600. I'm assuming a team like Arizona trade up to grab a quarterback like Barkley for example that won't go in the early part of the first IMO.
That pick is valued around 550, so we would need at least 150, which I am going to increase a good bit because of the, IMO, completion for those top of the second round teams looking to move up for falling qbs.
So we get a top 10 pick in round 2 and round 3, amounting to about 800 ish.
We then use our own 3 and the one we just got to trade into the mid 2, leaving three 2nd round picks.
I also assume we get a 4, 5, and two 6th comp picks.
Now what I see as potential picks in no particular order are an ILB, safety, DE/NT, T/G, OLB as I think Kruger goes, blocking tight end that can catch and run routes, maybe a wide receiver.
Matt Elam, safety, Florida. Great talent. Leader of the defense, you constantly see him pointing out audibles and other things to players, while being a vocal leader as well. Hard tackler, lays punishing hits. Great mobility, range and athleticism to cover the whole field. Great instincts.
Now this is where I'm in a bind. There is so much second round talent. A wideout like Da Rick Rodgers has great potential, but we have young talent there do we look at him?
Ultimately, I think we go for an ILB, Kevin minter won't be there i don't think, so I go with Arthur Brown. Great instincts, can run with anyone, great in coverage, very athletic. Uses his hands well to fight off blockers, solid tackler, misses some other bigger ILB may make, but with ellerbe and people like upshaw around him for run d, we primarily need a coverage guy and he fits the bill.
With our final second I'm in another bind. I don't think the ravens will draft a tackle, but if they will, look at chris Faulk here who could be a left tackle in the NFL, If not, a right tackle, with oher on the left and KO at left guard.
Here the ravens select Sharif Floyd, DE, Florida. He plays with great technique, low pad level, good leverage, gets a lot of push. Athletic and agile in there. Great in run defense and gets pressure, alhough hasn't accumulated the sacks. Will provide a good rotation on the dline of him, Jones, McPhee, Ngata. Also opens the door to ngata going to NT.
No round three picks.
I think we trade up in round 4, using our fifth round pick. We select OLB Brandon Jenkins, FSU. This guy has great talent as a pass rusher. Should help with the lose of Kruger. Falling because of his injury, he has great explosion and violent hands, much like Kruger. Also like Kruger won't be amazing on run defense, but upshaw is there for that.
With our comp pick we go oline. Hugh thorton Illinois. Playing tackle but lacks the height so I see him as a guard at the next level. Has a good base and leverage, good strength and punch at the point of attack. Sould be able to play tackle if need be.
With our comp pick, Michael Williams, TE, bama. A primarily run blocking tight end and has blocked for some good ones. He can come out and catch some balls, and at 6'5 would be a good redone target for Joe.
We traded our own fifth to move up in the fourth.
We have three picks here, two being comp picks.
One pick i want to be spent on Tyrann Mathieu. I'm not sure where he will play on the nfl, probably a joker type position, A cross between corner and safety. What I know is he is playmaker. He has an nose for the ball, good solid tackler, can cover, although he's small. He can blitz etc. He would provide good depth at corner back, I'm assuming Williams is gone. Graham, Webb, smith, himself, brown is a good stable of young cornerbacks. We also don't know how Webb and smith will be going into next season.
Will immediately play on special teams, on both sides.
One click on Branson cave centre from ND. Provide depth on the line and help push gino.
The other on QB depth. Sean Renfree for, duke. Bit more of a traditional passer than Tyrod, would be a better back up as you don't have to change the whole system for him.
Tom wort linebacker from Oklahoma. Fast athletic, will be used on special teams. Replace BA Who I see leaving.
Edited by arnie_uk, 11 January 2013 - 12:06 PM.