Guys, logical picks at 32 for the Ravens could be Tank Carradine or Alex Okafor. Who would you prefer? Kruger is gone, so we need a nickel edge rusher to spell Upshaw. Okafor is more of a natural fit in a 3-4 and is more of a power rusher, Carradine is more of a freak athlete and is a pure speed rusher. He is coming off an ACL injury, where as Okafor had a productive year and looked good at the senior bowl. Both have really good size, and its really hard to decide between the two.
Moore: "I was never much of a weights guy." Said he was "immature" in this area. Said he expected mid 4.7s in his 40 yard dash
Damontre Moore said he's young and energetic, comparing himself to a puppy. He said he needs groomed
Falling, falling, falling?
I would be absolutely over the moon if Damontre fell to us.
I am now firmly on the pass rusher at 32/early 2nd round train. Good defenses need three edge rushers in this day and age, and Upshaw isn't an athletic rusher, just a bullrusher who's great at stopping the run, and Suggs is still a bit of a question mark, although I expect him to be back to a high level again, just not DPOY level, more likely 2010 level. My 3 targets are now Alex Okafor, Tank Carradine, or Damontore Moore (would be my number 1 guy, but I'm not sure how realistic it is that he falls to 32).
The idea offseason:
Re-sign Ellerbe, Reed, and McKinnie.
Sign Ricky Jean Francois, and Chris Spencer (to compete with Gino)
1. Damontre Moore
2. Brandon Williams
3. Kevin Reddick
4. Joe Kruger
There is the trenches fixed again.
I like Okafor too, i dont see the burst i think to be a 10 sack a year guy but he's gonna be a good player, love Carradine's upside tho
Nothing derailed the Courtney Upshaw train last year and nothing must derail the Tavon Austin train this year.
Troy Smith was throwing at Ohio State's pro day today. Word is he impressed a lot of NFL execs and could end up with a job.