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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.



    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    Thanks, I did (according to my wife) a great job prepping for the draft. I got a close shave, took a hot shower, combed what's left of my hair, and slapped on some manly smelling after shave lotion. Put on my Ravens sweatshirt. Beer was chilling in the fridge, my friends (all Giants and Jets fans) came over, then several pizzas were ordered. By midnight, the Jets fans were flying high with two 1st round picks, the Gints fans were not (with Pugh), but I was happy as a clam with Elam (oh, that rhymes)... Bc
    Pugh's going to do better in New York than anybody the Jets drafted
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    I AGREE. all 3 of our first picks were very common names we(as posters) targeted. We are collectively thinking more and more like Ravens scouts with each passing draft.
    Yea, but most of us wanted Cyprien over Elam who was clearly the Ravens man all along but
    we mentioned those two names early on and had no idea both would be there to chose from.

    Nobody on any of the boards mentioned KJ, Simon,Wagner and Mellette as possibilities. I
    had no idea who they were but I'm glad we got them.

    The Draft Room thread at the top of the forum was great and gave more info than all
    the boards combined.




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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    I would even venture to say that we are improving in the area of slotting players. For example, Torrey Smith may have been drafted in the second round, but the Ravens admittedly had a first round grade on him.

    Where we get caught up in the hype, which is where I try to remind everyone on a yearly basis, which is also where Ozzie ends up reminding us all by how he handles the draft, is with who will and will not be available in the first. I always like to remind everyone that only 32 people can go in the first.

    Other than a few surprises, a couple of risers and fallers, the first round grades won't change.

    I was really upset this year, because Tavon Austin would have fallen in previous drafts. However, Patterson was extremely raw, Allen had knee issues, Patterson had maturity issues and Hopkins did as well. With that in mind, perhaps I am giving teams too much credit for sending him to the top ten. It was a no brainer after you consider all of that.

    Linebackers like Brown and Minter slotted right where we generally expected. If the Ravens wanted either, they would have to have moved up in the second, which they did.
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Yea, but most of us wanted Cyprien over Elam who was clearly the Ravens man all along but
    we mentioned those two names early on and had no idea both would be there to chose from.

    Nobody on any of the boards mentioned KJ, Simon,Wagner and Mellette as possibilities. I
    had no idea who they were but I'm glad we got them.

    The Draft Room thread at the top of the forum was great and gave more info than all
    the boards combined.
    As it turns out, these were the two guys that the Ravens targeted in the first round. They didn't expect both to be there either. You can tell that they were both closely graded. I think that Elam got the edge due to familiarity with the coaching staff and playing in the SEC. If Elam weren't there, Cyprien would have been the guy.
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    I trust Ozzie to know the Board.

    I trust the board to know Ozzie.

    Great work all around.

    These are the good times.

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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Agree...this board really shined going into the draft. As someone who doesn't follow college football closely, I learned alot about almost everyone potential draftee. Thanks to all for the hard work everyone did. Alot of amateur GM's on this board.




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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Nobody on any of the boards mentioned KJ, Simon,Wagner and Mellette as possibilities. I
    had no idea who they were but I'm glad we got them.
    We had a Fullback thread floating around here somewhere and Juszczyk was mentioned as a part of that discussion.

    Braden Wilson was another guy at that spot who was discussed...he was drafted by the Chiefs in the 6th round. Lonnie Pryor was also in that mix...he went to Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent.

    We were on the right track...versatility was widely valued. We were definitely looking for someone at that position who was more than a skull-cracker. I am happy that the Front Office was looking for the same thing.

    I love Leach...he's one of my favorite players...but for as much as he's been able to take part in the passing game (36 catches over two seasons), he's left some yards out there on the field. I hope that we keep him around to mentor Juszczyk (unless it means us landing a legit LT), but I am glad that we have someone coming up who will do a little more than run out into the flat.
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Yea, but most of us wanted Cyprien over Elam who was clearly the Ravens man all along but
    we mentioned those two names early on and had no idea both would be there to chose from.

    Nobody on any of the boards mentioned KJ, Simon,Wagner and Mellette as possibilities. I
    had no idea who they were but I'm glad we got them.

    The Draft Room thread at the top of the forum was great and gave more info than all
    the boards combined.
    KJ was talked about a lot ever since he had that performance in the Senior Bowl. Go back and look and you will find his name in several threads stretching back months.
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    John Simon was also mentioned quite frequently. I had him as a 2nd/3rd round projection.




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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Yea, but most of us wanted Cyprien over Elam who was clearly the Ravens man all along but
    we mentioned those two names early on and had no idea both would be there to chose from.

    Nobody on any of the boards mentioned KJ, Simon,Wagner and Mellette as possibilities. I
    had no idea who they were but I'm glad we got them.

    The Draft Room thread at the top of the forum was great and gave more info than all
    the boards combined.
    Actually, KJ, Simon, and Wagner were absolutely mentioned as mid-to-late round possibilities. In fact, I remember bmorecareful posting several items specific to Ricky Wagner.

    Mellette was also discussed, but most of us agreed that Mellette's 2nd-4th round grade was a bit ambitious and none of us wanted to see him taken that high because of how he performed at the Senior Bowl (which wasn't great).

    So, yea...all four of those guys were discussed in one fashion or another.

    And in my last mock before the draft I had the Ravens going Elam up until I think the Monday before the draft and I switched it to Cyprien. Should have stayed with my gut. I'm not the only one who thought the Ravens would go either Elam or Cyprien. A lot of us did, including you IIRC.
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    On topic, I was listening to a local sports radio show the other day and kept thinking just how little the radio guys actually know/knew about the draft. I found myself thinking that there were at least ten guys from this board who could host this show and be a lot more effective and knowledgeable.

    I was listening to the radio yesterday afternoon and they had Charles Davis (from NFL Network) as a guest. They asked him about the Ravens draft and he then proceeded to tell us about how Brandon Williams will be good on the right side of the offensive line. That proves to me that several on here could be on NFL Network, let alone the local radio show.




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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    I learned a ton about the potential Ravens' picks from this board. Kudos to everyone.




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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cj34 View Post
    I was listening to the radio yesterday afternoon and they had Charles Davis (from NFL Network) as a guest. They asked him about the Ravens draft and he then proceeded to tell us about how Brandon Williams will be good on the right side of the offensive line. That proves to me that several on here could be on NFL Network, let alone the local radio show.
    Maybe he mistook him for Brennan Williams, the OT out of North Carolina?

    Still though...what a "D'oh!" moment...
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Yea, but most of us wanted Cyprien over Elam who was clearly the Ravens man all along but
    we mentioned those two names early on and had no idea both would be there to chose from.

    Nobody on any of the boards mentioned KJ, Simon,Wagner and Mellette as possibilities. I
    had no idea who they were but I'm glad we got them.

    The Draft Room thread at the top of the forum was great and gave more info than all
    the boards combined.
    KJ I had heard about partially from Ravens hosting him for a visit, partially on the board.

    Mellette I only heard about on Twitter Saturday. Couple beat writers floated him as a potential UDFA because we had shown major interest.

    Honestly couldn't recall any of the rest.

    But the first 3 I definitely knew. I definitely credit this board with selling me on Arthur Brown. From the mock sites, all I could gather was he was being listed as OLB but could play ILB. People on here referred to him as the best LB in the draft. The rest shall be history.
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    Re: This Board Did a Great Job Preparing for the NFL Draft.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    But the first 3 I definitely knew. I definitely credit this board with selling me on Arthur Brown. From the mock sites, all I could gather was he was being listed as OLB but could play ILB. People on here referred to him as the best LB in the draft. The rest shall be history.
    Agreed. This board sold me on Arthur Brown and Brandon Williams. So stoked we got both of them.




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