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  • Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

    4 5.13%
  • Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International

    8 10.26%
  • Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

    14 17.95%
  • Jason Elam, S, Florida

    19 24.36%
  • Deandre Hopkins, WR, Clemson,

    21 26.92%
  • Kevin Minter, ILG, LSU

    10 12.82%
  • Jessie Williams, DT, Alabama

    2 2.56%
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    If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...



    Play along with my annual game. Assume that these are the best seven options available to you with the 32nd pick.

    Assume that guys you may have liked better than these players are all gone (even if you didn't expect them to be gone), and no other team is willing to work a trade with you--neither up nor down.

    Which one of these seven players would you most want the Ravens to draft with their first-round pick?




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    Jason Elam is a retired place kicker.




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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Quote Originally Posted by owknows View Post
    Jason Elam is a retired place kicker.
    This...hehehe it's MATT Elam.

    I'd rank them...

    Hopkins
    Cyprien
    Elam
    Eifert
    Williams
    Minter

    Armstead I do want probably as much as Hopkins, but not at 32. I would trade back to 38-40 and take him there. Also, many here believe Minter isn't worthy of #32 either.
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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    LOL. So much pressure to type up the poll questions after you already submit the initial thread.

    Of course, I called Bernard Pollard Marcus Pollard two weeks in a row when rushing to write up a post-game report card.





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    I'll take Armstead.

    By the way, for the position of "character actor," I'll take weird-eyed Jack Elam.




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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Matt Elam. All day. Every day.

    Big hitter, can play SS or FS, good tackler, good deep-coverage ability, good ball skills.
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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    I have no idea honestly. I have seen some of those prospects enough to have an opinion of them, but not nearlt enough to stack a board.

    I love Jessie Williams as a nose tackle. I think he will be a 10 year stud there. Matt Elam really stood out in the games I saw. He reminds me of a young Ed Reed a little. Not sure what his times are but he has a burst to the football and seems to know his angles. I did not see Clemson play much but they were always lighting up the highlights and I like everything I read about Hopkins.







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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    I love the idea of DeAndre Hopkins, Jessie Williams, Jonathan Cyprien, and Tyler Eiffert on the Ravens...

    But out of that entire group, I think Matt Elam fits the Ravens the best.

    Spending a first rounder on Terron Armstead would be a big reach IMO. 2nd round is a possibility.
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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Had to vote eifert because he is the only consensus first rounder. All the other guys are borderline. I think eifert represents more value at 32 than the others.




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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I love the idea of DeAndre Hopkins, Jessie Williams, Jonathan Cyprien, and Tyler Eiffert on the Ravens...

    But out of that entire group, I think Matt Elam fits the Ravens the best.

    Spending a first rounder on Terron Armstead would be a big reach IMO. 2nd round is a possibility.
    Armstead is a top half of 2nd round pick. I am 99% sure he won't be there at 62 when we pick.
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    I voted Elam, mostly because I think safety is a bigger need. But I like what I've heard and read about Swearinger in that spot. Maybe drop back and take in 2nd round?
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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Armstead is a top half of 2nd round pick. I am 99% sure he won't be there at 62 when we pick.
    Fine and dandy, but taking a small school guy who was a workout warrior in round 1 is a big risk and I'm not sure the Ravens would go for that.

    Also, I think a lot of folks think that because Armstead is athletic, he can play LT. I'm not so sure.
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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Fine and dandy, but taking a small school guy who was a workout warrior in round 1 is a big risk and I'm not sure the Ravens would go for that.

    Also, I think a lot of folks think that because Armstead is athletic, he can play LT. I'm not so sure.
    I'm not saying we take him 32, but I think after about pick 36 or 37, he's in "the danger zone" of being picked. So saying "maybe we take him with our 2nd round pick" is lowballing his value. A team is going to take him in the 2nd round, bank on it.

    His arm length is one of the big plusses for him as a LT. Filmstudy had some discussions about LT success factors and why Oher struggles at LT and he thinks it has to do with his arm length.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...rmlength031209

    Notice, Oher's arm length is 33.5, which puts him in the "Average" category. Armstead has 34" arms...not great, but definitely gives him more leverage to control a pass rusher. This is why I think I understand people saying this is actually a pretty cruddy Tackle draft...

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...nkings/2013/OT (There's a button on there to click to show arm lengths)

    There's only a handful of 35+ guys. Lane Johnson and DJ Fluker are the only ones mentioned really as draftable. Joeckel and Fisher come in with 34 and change arms. Faulk, Quessenberry, and Marquardt are the other names mentioned with 34 and change arms. Then there's Menelik Watson and Terron Armstead with 34 inch. This is one big reason I'm not crazy about being linked to Pugh, who has 32 inch arms.

    Terron seems to have great conditioning and great physical measurements. The only thing I'm not sure about is football mindset at LT, but he's been consistently mentioned as potential LT in the NFL.
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    Re: If these were your best seven options at pick 32, you would take...

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Matt Elam. All day. Every day.

    Big hitter, can play SS or FS, good tackler, good deep-coverage ability, good ball skills.


    If Justin Hunter fell this far...I would vote for him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post

    I'm not saying we take him 32, but I think after about pick 36 or 37, he's in "the danger zone" of being picked. So saying "maybe we take him with our 2nd round pick" is lowballing his value. A team is going to take him in the 2nd round, bank on it.

    His arm length is one of the big plusses for him as a LT. Filmstudy had some discussions about LT success factors and why Oher struggles at LT and he thinks it has to do with his arm length.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...rmlength031209

    Notice, Oher's arm length is 33.5, which puts him in the "Average" category. Armstead has 34" arms...not great, but definitely gives him more leverage to control a pass rusher. This is why I think I understand people saying this is actually a pretty cruddy Tackle draft...

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...nkings/2013/OT (There's a button on there to click to show arm lengths)

    There's only a handful of 35+ guys. Lane Johnson and DJ Fluker are the only ones mentioned really as draftable. Joeckel and Fisher come in with 34 and change arms. Faulk, Quessenberry, and Marquardt are the other names mentioned with 34 and change arms. Then there's Menelik Watson and Terron Armstead with 34 inch. This is one big reason I'm not crazy about being linked to Pugh, who has 32 inch arms.

    Terron seems to have great conditioning and great physical measurements. The only thing I'm not sure about is football mindset at LT, but he's been consistently mentioned as potential LT in the NFL.
    Yea, and Filmstudy also said that the minimum arm length for LT was 34.5"...Armstead is just shy of 34".

    I still like Chris Faulk in the 3rd or 4th rounds.

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