We have had great great drafts. The flacco rice coup in 08. Oher Kruger a Nd webby in 09. Jimmy smith( played big yesterday and is healthy again) torrey smith McPhee and quality depth guys like doss and jah Reid and chykie brown in 11. Upshaw, osemele(playing at a pro bowl level), and pierce(feature back coming sooner than later) with guys like Gino and more who will prove themselves next year.
All in all, these drafts are why we are in the Super Bowl even though they all met criticism initially. But if you have not noticed already I left out the 2010 draft.
Why you might ask? There were no impact players outside of the tight ends. I know I am using hindsight here but if we nailed in this draft like the others we'd be invincible ( but with ray Lewis we are darn close).
The later picks were fine such as harewood(average guard who you can plug in and start), reed( special trainer returner and depth receiver), the tight ends, and author jones( starting de in 3-4. But cody( a nose tackle that is developing but gets dominated by single blockers at times) and kindle ( we know the story here) have not been as strong as other or Kruger or even upshaw and OSemele .
Bottom line ravens got 2 impact players like jones and pitta compared to the other drafts that had three . Not to mention we could have got Bowman in the third instead of Dickson which would have made up for the kindle bust or even jimmy graham and geno Atkins . I understand hindsight ain't 20 20 but it would've helped.
What do y'all thing about that draft and our draft prowess in general that led to our Super Bowl berth.
Edited by BMORE_96, 21 January 2013 - 11:35 PM.