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  1. #16
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    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft



    I didn't post the link :

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    Scroll down a little bit...
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  2. #17
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    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    I think that was the right player at the right position with the right draft pick. We continue to gather insurance against Ogden retiring after this season, and we do it without spending much in resources or committing big free-agent dollars. We have two rookie OTs who will get a year on the bench to learn from JO and our coaches, and then fight with Adam Terry for the two starting spots when Ogden hangs it up (I'm hoping he never does, but we all know it's likely after this year, more likely if we win a championship).

    Ogden, Grubbs, Brown, Chester, Terry, Yanda, Flynn, Vincent, Gaither... not a bad roster of linemen, and that's not even counting Rimpf, who may return. I don't feel much more confident about this year, but I think we've rejuvenated the line for years to come.




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    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    A Wilson has confirmed this. Nice steal by the Oz man.
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  4. #19

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Now that was a good spot for him.

    A first day pick for him was just rediculous.




  5. #20

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    I agree with Gabrosin...this really fits the Raven MO, that being "building the team from the bottom up"

    Tackle depth sits at Ogden, Terry, Yanda, and then Gaither is probably the #4 tackle on the team right off the bat.

    Very classic low risk high reward. A 5th isn't a lot to risk for a player with Gaither's athletic potential. If the man can get his house back in order, be in shape and healthy....Ozzie looks like a genius. If he's a flash in the pan backup for three years, it's still depth at a relatively inexpensive price.




  6. #21

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Sweet. I am sure some of us (myself for sure) got caught up in his size and that he was a Terp, in rating him so high draft pick wise.

    Ozzie Newsome is a genius. Not to mention we will get compensation picks for AD and probably Jamal & Pashos next year anyway.




  7. #22

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Not Jamal, he was cut, but Mughelli and Franklyn as well as Pashos and AD.... Still 4 picks, looks to me like (1) 3rd, (2) 5ths and a 7th.




  8. #23

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    This is a great pick on the 5th round! Remember that pick will likely be replaced by a comp pick not that many choices below.

    I have some doubts on whether Gaither is a PLAYER, but with what he brings to the table this is a GREAT pick.

    Wow what a young group of OL'men we are collecting...




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    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    1. To those posters screaming to throw a 1st and 2nd rounder for Gaither, thank God you never became a NFL GM, because your career would have been short.

    2. For the round (5th) this is not a bad investment. This is low risk and high reward. If he does not show anything this Summer, then put him on the P.S. or just cut him. While Gaither has good measurables, the reports of "poor conditioning" coupled with intelligence issues do not make that greatly excited about him. Maybe Gaither in a lockerroom with a Ray Lewis, JO, McNair and Ed Reed (hell even a Troy Smith) will help to put fire under his ass. They should haze the hell out of him.
    It's a new season! It's a new day!




  10. #25

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Poor conditioning? If I'm not mistaken, the dainty little Staley was the only one quicker through the footspeed tests, and well, he's 30+ lbs and 4 inches his junior.




  11. #26

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Great , Great move !! by Ozzie.. 5th round pick..!!! thats a really good deal. No real high pick lost. Quite possibly look to gain that spot back next year for the free agents lost this past year.. A.D, Mughelli, Pashos. They have defintely did there work in rebuilding the O-line. These guys should be together for years to come. Terry,Gaither,Yanda,Chester,Brown,Grubbs. Ozzie you've done it again !!




  12. #27

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy79 View Post
    Poor conditioning? If I'm not mistaken, the dainty little Staley was the only one quicker through the footspeed tests, and well, he's 30+ lbs and 4 inches his junior.
    The poor conditioning remark came from the reports of his private workout this week. Gaither got very winded later in the workout, which also contributed to his poor number of 225# reps.




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    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    I'll go with the consesus. Good move. Who worries about the 5th round?

    The Good: big, strong, somewhat athletic, need position.

    The bad: Low I.Q., raw, maybe some character issues.

    If he does not pan out, no big loss. If he does work out, another bargain chalked up to Ozzie and the drafting gurus.
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  14. #29

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Art-Florida View Post
    I'll go with the consesus. Good move. Who worries about the 5th round?

    The Good: big, strong, somewhat athletic, need position.

    The bad: Low I.Q., raw, maybe some character issues.

    If he does not pan out, no big loss. If he does work out, another bargain chalked up to Ozzie and the drafting gurus.
    Well, apparently Ralph Freidgen gave him high marks to Ozzie and put any character issue worries to rest. We shall see, but I think it's a great move!
    Now if the Wizards can just re-sign Juan Dixon




  15. #30

    Re: Gaither - Supplemental Draft

    I'm actually a little surprised at this move, and while I'm not sold that he'll pan out, I agree that it's a low risk propostition. Why get worked up over a fifth round pick. I'm not convinced about his potential upside, but there isn't much of a downside either.




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