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    Anyone have an educated guess on what we do in the offseason? I don't know what Dig's contract looks like?

    We obviously need a free safety, but where would we get one and what does that mean for Dig? Assuming that Elam is a long term raven




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    Re: Safety Position

    Two options:

    1. Draft a guy
    2. Sign a vet min FA
    3. Develop Omar Brown

    We could go with option 2, but they aren't likely to be very good (see Huff). Omar Brown is an intriguing option, but until he shows he's ready, you can't put all your eggs in that basket.
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    Whatever happens I want Elam back at his natural SS position. He'll be such a playmaker there.

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    The Ravens have not historically valued the safety position enough to invest multiple high-round picks, but then again, they had Ed Reed locking down one spot for a decade. Even though that's changed, I still can't see them spending a 1st or 2nd round pick on another safety this upcoming year after spending a 1st on Elam last year. There isn't enough positional value there and the dropoff between a 1st round talent like Clinton-Dix and a 3rd or 4th round talent like Deone Buchanan isn't very big.

    I think they'll either draft a mid-to-late round guy to compete with Omar Brown OR (my preferred solution) is to see if a Daryl Smith type of player is available in free agency. The guy I'm looking at most is Antoine Bethea. He's been a very good player for the Colts at free safety for a long time now, but his performance isn't what it used to be and he's not really getting a lot of attention in the press anymore.

    I doubt Indianapolis resigns him, not after locking up a lot of money in LaRon Landry. I think he'll hit the market and I doubt he'll get a big payday. The Ravens are going to be super tight for money, but if they can make some moves to get some space freed up, Bethea would be my #1 "street" FA after re-signing our own guys.




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    Kerry Rhodes?




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    Re: Safety Position

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Two options:

    1. Draft a guy
    2. Sign a vet min FA
    3. Develop Omar Brown

    We could go with option 2, but they aren't likely to be very good (see Huff). Omar Brown is an intriguing option, but until he shows he's ready, you can't put all your eggs in that basket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Two options:

    1. Draft a guy
    2. Sign a vet min FA
    3. Develop Omar Brown
    I agree with your 2+1 options. Elam needs to play SS next year. They were thinking the right thing getting Huff, too bad it didn't work out.




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    Re: Safety Position

    I think they'll try to keep Dig on a 1 to 2 year deal. He's a good player.

    The only thing I see as an issue there is that Elam would still be playing out of position.

    This isn't a great draft for safety either, at least center field, coverage safeties. I like Lamarcus Joyner out of Florida State, but he is kind of a tweener and he is 5'8". Still, he is a good player.
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    Thanks for chiming in guys




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    Keep an eye on Ryan Mundy. He was a solid player in Pittsburgh whenever he replaced Troy or Clark, he can play both SS and FS too. Before his injury, he was actually playing really well for the Giants. I'd rather sign him to a cheap 2 year deal, and move Elam to SS, rather than re-sign Ihedigbo, who will have teams interested in free agency;




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    Re: Safety Position

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Keep an eye on Ryan Mundy. He was a solid player in Pittsburgh whenever he replaced Troy or Clark, he can play both SS and FS too. Before his injury, he was actually playing really well for the Giants. I'd rather sign him to a cheap 2 year deal, and move Elam to SS, rather than re-sign Ihedigbo, who will have teams interested in free agency;
    I suppose that is a possibility, though I'm not as high on Mundy as you are.
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    Re: Safety Position

    Be interesting to watch,
    Somebody like Tre Boston (UNC) might be interesting if he drops into the 5th round since he can play CB also
    (2nd team all-ACC selection by the coaches)

    Haha Clinton-Dix 6'1" of Alabama could drop from accepting money but I doubt it
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    Re: Safety Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxdoxx View Post
    Be interesting to watch,
    Somebody like Tre Boston (UNC) might be interesting if he drops into the 5th round since he can play CB also
    (2nd team all-ACC selection by the coaches)

    Haha Clinton-Dix 6'1" of Alabama could drop from accepting money but I doubt it
    We do not have 4th or 5th round draft choices due to the trade foe Eugene Monroe. We could have comp picks in those rounds, but not yet sure where they will fall... Bc




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    Mid round pick or FA. Not a fan of using high picks on safeties. Ed Reed was the exception. He was clearly BPA and only lasted till late in the 1st because of concerns over his height and 40 time. But if you watched him at the U, you saw a once in a generation ball hawk. He didn't just show up with the Ravens and start doing that stuff. He always had the "it" factor.

    But look at the other competent to above average safeties we've had through the years, nary a high pick among them. I didn't even like the Elam pick, not saying he won't be a good player for us. He probably will. But so will Earl Wolff for the Eagles, who has been a very solid FS for them and would have been there for us in the 4th. There were lots of safeties available in the middle rounds.

    I had strong feelings on what the Ravens should do, round by round, during this past draft and they didn't do many of them. But I'm not trying to turn this into a thread about that and I guess it was still a good draft. Ozzie is the man and the one constant throughout all of the Raven's years here. He's forgotten more about drafting football players than I'll ever know, but taking any safety in the 1st round of this past draft, other than maybe Kenny Vaccaro, was destined to be a reach.
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    Looking back now, I may have looked at trading up a few spots for Hopkins or Patterson, that extra weapon could have worked wonders for Flacco this year, but I'm confident Elam will eventually turn out to be a good player, and all of this becomes a moot point imo. Too many fans on this board are too inpatient with our draft picks. With where we've been picking since Harbaughs been here, you're rarely going to get pro bowl type players from day 1. Look at Jimmy Smith. People thought bust in the first two seasons, and now he's arguably a pro bowl level corner. I'd understand it if we were picking in the top 15 every year, but these guys need more time.




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