WRT WRs ...and this decision may have been already made in Jim's mind, but I can see one of his first big decisions being: does he think that he can better integrate Jacoby into the offense, or does he plan to lobby for an upgrade?
Or maybe he'll run Dickson from the slot more, and Jacoby is gone for cap relief.
Or maybe he'll lobby to draft Escobar and along with Pitta, that's our RZ package with Dickson only seeing time between the 20s.
Or maybe we'll take Escobar (and use him like mentioned above) and Nick Kasa (as a blocker...especially on 3rd and 4th and short), and go with 4 TEs, but only 5 WRs on the roster.
Not saying I subscribe to any of these...just putting it out there for thought.
The Ravens have personally met with the following players so far at the senior bowl....
Illinois defensive end Michael Buchanan, Notre Dame center Braxston Cave, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, San Jose State tight end Ryan Otten, San Jose State offensive lineman David Quessenberry, and Texas defensive end Alex Okafor.
Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton, Rutgers linebacker Steve Beauharnais, Duke wide receiver Connor Vernon, Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King, Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor, Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope and Wake Forest fullback Tommy Bohanon.
Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins and Cal center Brian Schwenke.
I just stumbled on to this cat, Matt Waldman. Among other things, he provides the most detail on WR play that I've ever read. Note what he says about Markus Wheaton (a guy we've interviewed).
Not reading much of anything positive on Cave, and from the tape I saw of him, I wouldn't be happy with him drafted.
Of course they talk to everyone. But these are reportedly the players they showed particular interest in, most of them make sense apart from the kicker lol (maybe just looking at camp bodies in the pre season)...
I will say this though. The Ravens showed A LOT of interest in both Bernard Pierce and Gino Gradkowski before the draft last year and ended up picking them with traded picks, so while usually you shouldn't put too much stock into it, the Ravens were reportedly very high on both.
This isn't like the Combine where there are time limits and such.
And if you got that list from Draftcountdown.com, nowhere do they say these are one on one evening interviews. One of the guys making the observations even stressed multiple times in his twitter that every team is meeting with every player.
That's what Walter football say anyway, who knows which players are truly on the Ravens radar.
Again, Quinton Patton and Tavarres King are the two best receivers on the South team. King is a precise route runner and is dominating in the redzone drills, along with Patton.
JJ Wilcox (S) looking impressive.
I knew Lane Johnson was better than a lot of people originally thought, first round for sure.
I said before it's nice to have names attached to scouts and such so it's all good.
The real list that gives the most insight are the combine interviews, the school workouts and the prospect visits to the facility.
Mike Mayock is amazed with Haloti Ngata and sounded disgusted when asked about comparing Jon Jenkins to him lol.