This is a guy I'd take in the 2nd round and sit him behind McNair and Boller.
Hawaii bowl ~ He's got the arm
They say his size (6-3, 198lbs) would keep him out of the first round, so he won't be a 1st rounder. I would take him in the second round and let him grow into his frame.
When is this fanbase ever patient enough to let someone develop as they need?
People were calling Terry a bust after his rookie year for being unable to play RT (even though he was never going to be able to and we knew that when he was drafted). People are calling Pittman a bust after his rookie year even though he's a small school guy who needs time to learn more complex schemes and coverages and to adjust to a level of football way above what he last played at.
It's all well and good saying 'let him develop' 'let him grow into his frame' but I just don't trust that this fan base will sit and wait on a 2nd round pick.
Whatever QB we take this year sits until '08 unless Mac9 is carted off the field and Boller is carted off the field...well, most likely.
I also like the idea of a DE/LB like Spencer or a RB.
It's a long long time until draft day, lots of things can happen
1) Brennan is a really nice player. He definitely has the raw skills, but he will need to learn a pro offense. Not just another Hawaii QB.
2) Peterson at 29, now that is funny. The dude is going to be a top 10 pick.
3) Troy Smith had character issues a long, long time ago. They shouldn't effect his chances today.
4) Can't make a choice based on how you gauge a fanbase. Most popular guy in any football town is the backup QB. QBs need to sit at least one season.
Can someone provide insight into RB-Antonio Pittman, what kind of prospect is he, and where he projects to go.
As with anything right now it's very early but common consensus is round 2 or 3. Solid back, nothing flash.
Ozzie Newsome is employed by the Ravens and his job is to bring in the BEST players regardless of what school they went to,and so far he has done a pretty good job doing so.
I doubt he would let a bias come in to play especially in the first round of the draft.
I need to clear something up. I originally posted that we would be picking 29th, but that is incorrect.
Our official draft position is 27th with SD at 28. This information comes from draft.com, the official site for the various drafts.