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  1. #76
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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft



    Some FYI, Ravens talked to CB-Aaron Ross at Senior Bowl today. There are issues with Justin Blalock's injury.

    http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=118&p=2&c=612080

    Strengths:
    Great athlete with fluid hips...Has an almost ideal blend of size and bulk...Leaper with very good hands and ball skills...Playmaker with a knack for being in the right place...Gives a solid effort in run support and is a pretty powerful hitter...He plays faster than he times and has top recovery speed...Elusive in the open field and is also an excellent return man...Relatively productive despite limited opportunities.

    Weaknesses:
    Does not have a ton of starting experience...Is not very physical and needs to get stronger...May not have elite timed speed...Is raw in terms of his technique and footwork...Will miss some tackles at times...Instincts are questionable...Gambles and take too many risks...Gives big cushions...Was he simply a one-year wonder?

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    Recipient of the Thorpe Award as college football's top defensive back...Did not become a starter until his senior year...It's hard to believe this guy was a nickel and dime back for most of his college career but that's what happens when you play with the likes of Michael Huff, Cedric Griffin, Nathan Vasher, Michael Griffin and Tarell Brown...Saw his stock soar this past year and quickly bypassed Brown as the Longhorns top corner...An intriguing prospect who is definitely on the rise.
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  2. #77

    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    Know what the issues are PR?

    Interesting since the CB isn't even on a list yet...but seems like a Ravens guy. Samari might be out if we draft a CB day one if pittman or prude don't totally bite...then again that might be a sign they do.

    Check out the 2007 mock projection trends page here:
    http://www.profootball24x7.com/forum...ead.php?t=4083

    Yes, I am pimping my own thread...sorry, but everyone asked for me




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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by ExiledRaven View Post
    Know what the issues are PR?
    From the scout article


    "Justin Blalock’s left knee was heavily wrapped today at practice. When asked about the injury he stated that he has suffered from a sprained MCL against Kansas St. in late November. He also mentioned it does effect his overall play, but at this point it is more of a mental issue than a physical one"
    It's a new season! It's a new day!




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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    For those interested, Day One Practice highlights on now from the Senior Bowl on NFL Network. Live Day Two practices will be on at 10.30 EST.

    Practices are more important than the game at the Senior Bowl, so it's worth a look in.




  5. #80

    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Sephy View Post
    Well, he's not in Mensa or eloquent like Cicero or anything, but it really doesn't matter.

    Cal (Go Bears!) is the best public school in the nation and Lynch caries a 3.4 GPA. He may not be a Mensa member, but he is no dummy.




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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleRulz View Post
    I am liking this QB prospect to groom behind McNair:

    Drew Stanton

    Strengths:
    Has good size and a solid frame...Arm strength is excellent...Is a terrific all-around athlete who can move in the pocket, throw on the run and hurt defenses with his feet...Displays good accuracy, touch and timing...Is smart and a good leader with top intangibles...A gunslinger who is very competitive and tough...Can take over and dominate a game when he is on...Still has quite a bit of upside and potential.

    Weaknesses:
    Is wildly inconsistent...Doesn't handle pressure well...Has a lot of mental lapses and will take too many chances...Has battled injuries throughout his career and durability is a big question...Will need to adjust to a pro-style offense...Throwing mechanics and footwork will need work...Too eager to run...Opens himself up to big hits...Stares down his target...Has a long memory & bad plays stay with him.

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    Has all the physical tools you look for but doesn't always play up to them...Tore his ACL while covering a punt in 2003...Looked like a potential high first round pick prior to his senior year but, like his Spartan team, he really struggled at times in 2006...Classic boom or bust type who looks like an elite prospect one game and an undrafted free agent the next...Could be a great starter in the NFL but for that to happen he'll have to develop some consistency and cut down on the mistakes
    Saw him in an 11 on 11 drill today get tripped over by his guard as he stepped out from under centre, looked just like a Ravens QB.




  7. #82

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    I think he plays the tripping fool part better then kyle, kyle sort of stumbles and then hits the ground, Stanton looks like he put some effort into hitting the ground.

    I was really impressed today on the north squad by Josh Wilson, mcaulley (SP?) and the DE from purdue, anthony spencer.

    The WR from ECU ELlison had a good day.

    I'm still in the Troy Smith camp but his footwork wasn't that great and that was w/o a rish




  8. #83
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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    Little things can be fixed. I don't think this team needs a huge project at QB right now.




  9. #84

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    We need a RB in a BIG WAY. If we don't take one w/ our first pick we should trade that pick to San Diego for Michael Turner. I have no issues w/ trading a late first round pick for a guy that could come in and have an impact from game 1.

    FM




  10. #85

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanman View Post
    We need a RB in a BIG WAY. If we don't take one w/ our first pick we should trade that pick to San Diego for Michael Turner. I have no issues w/ trading a late first round pick for a guy that could come in and have an impact from game 1.

    FM
    You need to get over this obsession now, because there is no way in hell that Turner is going to be a Raven.

    He is a great back, but Oz will not trade away a #1 and even if he did Turner is a cap killer.

    You should start looking elsewhere for your RB solution.




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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    If the Chargers put the top tender on Turner (I fully expect them to) then it won't just be a 1st for Turner, it'll be a 1st and a 3rd. We won't get anything in return. The Chargers are in a sellers market, teams need RBs and they're in a position where they have a surplus. However they don't HAVE to get rid of Turner and in fact would be well served not to in terms of maintaining depth at RB. They are in a position where they won't offload him unless they get absolutely blown away by an offer or someone decides to tender him a ridiculous contract offer and give up the draft picks in compensation.




  12. #87

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    I can see it now...OZ takes the best player available in the first round (not a RB) and we end up taking a flyer on some RB in the 3rd or 4th round.

    FM




  13. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenStockers View Post
    If the Chargers put the top tender on Turner (I fully expect them to) then it won't just be a 1st for Turner, it'll be a 1st and a 3rd. We won't get anything in return. The Chargers are in a sellers market, teams need RBs and they're in a position where they have a surplus. However they don't HAVE to get rid of Turner and in fact would be well served not to in terms of maintaining depth at RB. They are in a position where they won't offload him unless they get absolutely blown away by an offer or someone decides to tender him a ridiculous contract offer and give up the draft picks in compensation.
    I am betting that the Giants put that ginormous offer out there. They have a history of making bad deals with SD.




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    Re: Now, Let's Talk Draft

    Ravens seen talking to RB Kolby Smith and WR David Clowney today.




  15. #90

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanman View Post
    I can see it now...OZ takes the best player available in the first round (not a RB) and we end up taking a flyer on some RB in the 3rd or 4th round.
    !? It's not like the front office has a history of screwing up the draft, exactly. Have a little faith!
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