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It's hard to project who we take because we RARELY ever draft according to need, and I hope it stays that way.
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Ok guys I get it Bart Scott sucks...Manit Te'o is going to come in with a chip on his shoulder and become a star just like Courtney Upshaw when he slipped to the 2nd round..Stop hating on Te'o. He may not be the next Ray Lewis but I think he can be as good as Junior Seau!
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These things are ALWAYS wrong!! I swear, I wish they would publish the previous year's predictions to see how right and WRONG these "experts" are and what their overall records are. Kiper and McShay are good, but all it takes is an Al Davis (RIP) reach, ala Darrius Heywood Bey and all of these things get blown up
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I would love to see the comparison of who was right who was wrong . and precentages for both. If it's any thing like picking who wins on sunday it's a crap shoot
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minter, richardson, and montgomery, all sound like some beautiful picks, for the love of god though, no manti te'o. seriously, for anyone who says "they said the same things about ray" no they didn't. they said ray was too small for the nfl, they dont call te'o undersized, so i dont know where these little comparisons are coming from. my problem with te'o is that he got embarrassed on college footballs biggest stage for a full 4 quarters, he played awful, i dont want a guy who cant show up in big games commanding our defense. if i were to watch rays college career, id be going INSANE waiting to see him play, watching te'os college career, i would just be a total skeptic and i wouldnt change my mind until he won dpoy twice and a SB MVP like ray did.
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Asides from the TOP 10 picks or so- do not place much creedence into any of it. It is mostly, fluff. It is interestig to stay atop and follow the changes of each prospective draftee and to see how many mock drafts that we actually end up with come draft day.
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Let's be real, Te'o doesn't suck and his playing style would fit our scheme well. I just don't see the Ravens drafting him. His teammates at ND said he has an "all about me" personality and would point out every time he was on tv to everyone in the room. We don't draft personalities like that no matter the talent because Ozzie and Co. draft RAVENS not football players. There's a personality and demeanor they go after, not just stats. They keep in mind the locker room and team chemistry while drafting.
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I think the most likely scenario is that we trade out of the first round. We've done it 2 of the last 3 years, and this draft seems to be very deep with a lot of players we'd target in the late first/early second anyway. And on top of that, every year there's a team that's looking to get back into the first round and draft a guy.
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Trying to figure out what we're going to do in the draft every year is kind of like trying to correctly guess lottery numbers. All I know is whichever way we decide to go with our picks, history has proven that it will most likely be a good choice.
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This is all kind of like window shopping. We can see what's up for sale but, is it worth it getting a player out of the 1st round when there could be diamonds in the rough at the 2nd-3rd rounds? Anything in the 1st round is always pricey, and the Ravens are kinda strapped at the cap from what we're told.

We have dropped out of the 1st round 2 out of 3 because the Wizard and scouts have found something better that other teams missed. Our FO since the Ravens inception have an excellent track record in the draft, and I trust their desicion making.

I think it'd be wize to trade out of 1st round to get some extra picks. Even though we're at pick 32, I'm pretty sure the agent for that player would want a large contract, and I'd rather see that money go to proven players to keep like Reed, Ellerbie, and Bolden.
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Not saying he's not a good player. Maybe I need to see more. But is there anything about Teo's temperament that screams out " RAVEN"?? And at MLB to boot? I just don't see it.
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Why in the world would I say .... don't draft Teo? Because anyone who can fall for not knowing a guy on the internet wasn't your girlfriend...for 3 years has to be vulnerable! C'mon what's he going to do when the going gets tough? I don't see any men rallying behind him. In college perhaps he could sell his kind of leadership, but in the pros I don't think too many men would buy into him.
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[quote name='PurpleReigning' timestamp='1361363890' post='1362974']
Not saying he's not a good player. Maybe I need to see more. But is there anything about Teo's temperament that screams out " RAVEN"?? And at MLB to boot? I just don't see it.
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I hear ya. He's like Ray Lewis light, light, light, light, light...... :)
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If we resign Ellerbe as it seems likely we will at least try, then we have much bigger needs than an inside linebacker like Te'o, Minter, or even Ogletree if he falls that far. With Ellerbe and McClain as our starters and an underrated-on-defense Ayanbadejo and a still improving Bynes behind them, I think we'll be fine there. Jesse Williams and Sheldon Richardson are definite possibilities though, DT was a huge weakness for our defense last year, excluding Haloti of course.
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I wouldn't put much thought into T'eo, he will probably not last long enough to pick him anyway. This girlfriend thing made him look foolish and the media eats that stuff up. Football Scouts, Coaches and Managers will give that very little wieght to it when it comes to talent on the field. Just because the media talking heads say he looses favor over this is not realistic.
If he is available at 32, I would take him, To be a HT runner up as a Defencive player is nothing to sneeze at. He's got the talent, the maturity will come in time.
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bart scott was great when we had him noway we go back there he's older and we don't get players back when we get rid of them.
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Just got my 2013 PLS renewal form, Check is in the mail, Come on August.
Go Ravens.
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As Oz point it out, our middle of the D is our big problem and i'm sure we will pick two or three ILB and Interior Linemen during this draft:

At ILB I love Ellerbe and he was our best player on defense this year but i've heard the Ravens staff have big concerns about his inability to "take care of his body " on the field. He had tons of injury the past two years and it can be a big concern that lead to not matching other's team offer during the free agency...

At DT Terrence Cody has been a HUUUGE disapointment...

I would love to get Jesse Williams and i really hope is knee is ok. i love his high motor and he remind me a lot of Kelly Gregg.

Kevin Minter would be THE STEAL of the day 01 if he falls to 32. and a no brainer ...

... But ... Ozz will trade down ...
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[quote name='GoldRaven' timestamp='1361326722' post='1362654']
HMMMMM...Bart Scott is now a free agent just got resleased by the Jets...hmmmm....
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UNBELIEVABLE all the negative quotea and "hate" you're getting for simply mentioning Bart Scott's availability - a man who sweat, bled & cried for the Purple & Black while he was here. He was one of the better players on an ELITE defense> Baltimore has always showed loyalty to players/coaches after leaving our organization (Rex, Heap, JJ, etc.) -> why all the drama against Bart??
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The Ravens need to get back to their roots which is stopping the run. Make teams one dimentional and watch your pass rush and pass coverage improve without addition. Pollard led the team in tackles during the regular season and Ray led them in the playoffs, but these stops were being made 5-6-7 yards down field, sometimes more. Teams have relentlessly doubled Haloti and he won't be around long if he has to continue to take that kind of pounding game in and game out. We need the next Sam Adams out of this draft, an agile run stuffer. Resign Ellerbie and make DT our No. 1 priority in the draft.
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Ozzie may have something on the hook. It's a couple teams with two 2nd & 3rd round picks. If Minter / Vaccaro/ or a top tier talent isn't available we will most likely trade back.
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Boosting our d line will make the whole d better. We will find a great young lb late in the draft like we always do. Left tackle needs to be addressed early too!
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I also like Jake Knott making the transition to a 3-4 inside backer as a late round or UFA he plays hard and can cover a good bit to
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I wouldn't mind trading up for a lt or dt. Otherwise I see Ozzie trading back due to amount the team would pay and value of picks if someone is willing to make a reasonable deal. I hope this Flacco situation is settled soon so we can have an idea of th cap going forward.
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Stay put and take one of the above mentioned players! I'm sure there will be similar value at the top of the 2nd round even if we do end up trading down again. Upshaw didn't turn out all that badly this year did he?
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[quote name='PlAyLiKeArAvEn96' timestamp='1361372181' post='1363037']
UNBELIEVABLE all the negative quotea and "hate" you're getting for simply mentioning Bart Scott's availability - a man who sweat, bled & cried for the Purple & Black while he was here. He was one of the better players on an ELITE defense> Baltimore has always showed loyalty to players/coaches after leaving our organization (Rex, Heap, JJ, etc.) -> why all the drama against Bart??
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Maybe because as a Jet Bart Scott talked a heap of trash about the Ravens?
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Trade up and get our Left Tackle of the future, resign Ellerbe at ILB, and draft FS Philip Thomas from Fresno in the 3rd if he's still there.
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Beach boy, I couldn't have said it any more perfect myself. Ngata needs a strong space eater next to him for his own well being and most importantly for the well being of our run defense which was weaker than usual . We tryed to get this guy in the 2010 draft by selecting Terrence " mount" Cody and he hasn't been a significant run stuffer like we hoped and sadly enough , he most likely won't be . John Jenkins from Georgia would be a really good option, very strong space eater who is a good run stopper and can also provide a strong bull rush .
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John Jenkins or Jesse Williams would be the best somewhat realistic options. Jesse is safer doesn't have much if any downside at all , he will be a strong space eater, make others look better and give haloti I little less of a load to carry . He just doesn't present much if any pass rush ability at all . John Jenkins is a bit riskier because of condition problems but is more well rounded , can be a space eater as well as a strong bull rusher who can take a double team. We'd be lucky to land either guy at 32 but luckily for us this draft is deep at N.T
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DO NOT DRAFT MANTI TEO HE IS OVERRATED HE PLAYED HORRIBLE IN THE BCS GAME, THE ONLY GAME THAT A TEAM HAS NFL CALIBER PLAYERS HE PALYED LIKE POOP
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