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[News] Alabama Defensive Tackle Jesse Williams Could Strengthen Defensive Line

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The Ravens are looking to upgrade the defensive line and Williams could be the man for the job.

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As soon as I saw "played Rugby before playing football" I was sold on him.

The last rugby player we drafted that was a defensive tackle turned out to be pretty darn good himself
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I like this guy and i hope we take him in the first . cody is not the answer and kemo is not the answer either . he's big athletic and next to ngata awesome.
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Glad we're talking about a viable draft pick rather than a sexy, nowhere around when we're on the clock pick!

Besides reading this was far more fun and interesting than watching Day Two of the "Manti Te'o Media Man-crush" at the NFL Combine!

A 4.8 in the 40, twice, for an ILB just don't make anybody all tingly when one thinks of the new QBs who use the whole width of the field!
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Although we usually take the best player if he falls to us at pick 32 I see no reason how he is not the best pick. Kemo and Mt. Cody are not the answer as they have been given the chance to shine and both look cloudy at best.
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This would be a great pick. I would much rather have this guy than teo, or minter, or Ogletree. We need a guy like this, because they make any LB's job a lot easier. If we can get a dominate DT to go along with Ngata, our defense will be back in the top 5.
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I hope he is bpa at 32 we need to stop getting gashed in the run and this guy is huge . lots of ink doesn't matter
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He's not just a NT, he's got the best motor of all the big men and doesn't have to come off the field on passing downs or nickel packages.

Terrence Cody is just a poor lineman all around, weak, slow, no motor.
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This is the pick I've been hoping for at pick 32. One of Cody's biggest issues since the beginning has been his lack of strength. He's way too big to get pushed around like he does....just not strong enough. It wouldn't take Williams long to supplant Cody.
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This kid is a BEAST! I'm not sure if he will still be on the board by the time we pick, but if he is its a no brainer... If we can some how land him or say LB/Minter in the 1st, then get S/Swearinger in the 2nd! I would feel much more comfortable about the middle of our D. In the 3rd round I wouldn't mind taking a serious look at the honey badger he ran a 4.43 (unofficial) and looks really good in the combine. I know he has some serious red flags, but with our tight nit locker room I think someone will take him under his wing. Getting a Heisman trophy runner up in the 3rd round wouldn't be to bad.. I'm just giving my 2 cents... No matter who Ozzie, Eric and the rest of the FO pick I'm sure they will make an impact, and leave their finger print on next season.
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Hey, Rocky, he mauled some guys last year and was a major reason the TV talking heads are making excuses for the N.D. O-line in the BCS Championship game!

Jesse is a beast for 60 minutes, man,... plus he's got better than average hands!
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If Baltimore can get Jesse Williams with their 1st pick, D.J Swearinger with their 2nd pick/Alec Ogletree with their 2nd pick (if he falls that far, I don't see it happening but hey, you never know), and then take Arthur Brown with their 3rd pick, I'd be extatic.

Williams is a monster in the middle, and is/was more dominant that Mount Cody while at Bama.
Swearinger hits like Bernard Pollard, but is faster and covers better, with better instincts, and could supplant Ed Reed if he leaves via free agency.
Ogletree is an odd prospect, he was a safety when he signed on with Georgia, and is now playing MLB. If he is as fast and quick as everyone says he is, and can tackle like a true LB, he would be worth the risk of the off-field issues.
Arthur Brown is going to be great. Mark my words. If Baltimore doesn't draft this kid, they'll regret letting him slip by them.
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Arthur Brown is a 3rd pick but not bottom of the 3rd. I really like the guy too but I don't see him falling to us at the 96th pick.
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Last season started w/ taking a Bama guy first, and it ended with a SB win. I'm willing to try that formula again! :)
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[quote name='CapoRocky' timestamp='1361895368' post='1369755']
I see OLB/DE as our first priority.
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Ozzie himself said up the middle defense was the top need. This guy would fit that bill...
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Why do people say we need defensive ends? We need a NT, LB, and maybe a safety later on. Our defensive ends are great. We have Webb, Graham, and Smith. Cary probably won't be resigned. Then we have Pollard and a chance of keeping Reed in the backfield next season. There are plenty of good talented safeties in the 2nd and 3rd round we can get. Plus we have Omar Brown which Reed said was a splitting image of himself. We need a NT and a ILB first. Then possibly a safety depending on what happens with Reed these next few months. And we need to strengthen our offensive line for Flacco. With Birk gone and Yanda might be retiring we need to give our QB time to throw the ball!
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Ogletree would be a perfect fit for ILB. He is quick from being a safety first when at Georgia. He would be perfect to defend against the Pistol Offense a lot of the teams are developing. Swearinger would be a perfect fit also on defense to possibly become a leader and because of how disruptive he is. Whoever we get we should be happy with, because Ozzie has a higher chance than any other GM to pick out the stars. In Ozzie we trust.
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I don't think I've ever seen Ogletree get off a block. He isn't strong enough for the position and has off field issues. I don't want him even if he falls to us.
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I really wish you would talk more about Terrence Cody. It's kind of uncharacteristic for the Ravens to give up on one their draft picks so quickly.
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I still think our D-line would be fine if we put out our top 3 linemen: Art Jones, Haloti Ngata, Pernell Mcphee.

If we put Haloti at NT like we did in 2010, he would eat up those smaller inside O linemen. That's where he is his most dominant!
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Jesse Williams is the key piece to our defense we need this guy and I guarantee if he's is available we will take him. We have Lbs Ellerbe and McClain we need another NT to pair with Ngata. Cody isn't the answer he was getting pushed 10 15 yards off the ball last year that's not going to cut it.
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Oh yeah does anybody know if there's a reason you can't comment on the honey badgers article
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This years draft is stacked with defensive lineman. So IMO, I don't think we should invest a first round draft pick on one. Plus, like I've said many times, I think we have the best NT in the league and his name is Haloti Ngata, we just need to put him at the position.
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If the Ravens go d-line, did anyone see Datone Jones, ucla, at the combine? HOLY COW! He was 283 lbs i think about 6'4" and and athlete that could be used as a downlineman rushing the passer. Only saw him in a few games but whew where do these guys grow!
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