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    Re: How did we do?



    Probably, but I'm thinking that the Ravens are thinking "center" regarding Gradkowski, at least eventually. He's 300 lbs which in today's NFL is light for a guard. But no problem for a center. Grad is probably a backup swing C/G for 2012 and eventually replaces Birk.




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    Re: How did we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    on br.com DeCosta says that Gradkowski was the favorite pick.


    They obviously think very highly of the kid.
    I like the Gradkowski pick a lot, but DeCosta also said that about Yamon Figurs when he was drafted. I just hope things turn out differently.




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    Re: How did we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    So, do Osemele and Gradkowski compete for the LG spot?
    I think Osemele and Reid compete for the LG and Gradkowski may sit behind Birk for this year and learn center.
    "What would you give for the man beside you?"




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    Re: How did we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    ...DeCosta says that Gradkowski was the favorite pick.

    Mine too. But not because I have any real knowledge of college prospects. In fact, I don't follow the college game at all. That's why I find these draft threads informative as well as entertaining. Seriously. As to how to grade the draft, I have no idea. Put me in the camp that says let's wait a couple of years before judging. Well, assuming none of this year's draftees fall down the stairs and crack their noggin.

    Oh, and why is Gino Gradkowski my favorite pick? The name, of course! "Gino" is such as awesome name for a football player. Especially if you're from Baltimore. I hope he becomes our starting center and holds the spot for a dozen years. Gino Gradkowski. The name alone is worth a 4th-rounder.




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    Re: How did we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    So, do Osemele and Gradkowski compete for the LG spot?
    In my (feeble) mind YES, but I find an irony here...because I envision Osemele as our LT and GG as our Center in 2013... Bc




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    Re: How did we do?

    FWIW...

    From Rotoworld:
    Referenced quote -- According to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, 49ers GM Trent Baalke had a "noticeable reaction" in the draft room when the Ravens grabbed G/C Gino Gradkowski early in the fourth round after San Francisco had traded back.

    Rotoworld commentary -- Clearly targeting Gradkowski himself, Baalke traded back again to select Joe Looney after the Ravens snagged Bruce's brother. Labeling Gradkowski "athletic and nasty," former Ravens and Eagles scout Daniel Jeremiah predicts the fourth-rounder will be the eventual starting center in Baltimore.




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    Re: How did we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    I like the Gradkowski pick a lot, but DeCosta also said that about Yamon Figurs when he was drafted. I just hope things turn out differently.
    Question: When has a GM ever said, "Yeah, we picked this guy but we really don't think he's that good and wish we could have gotten somebody else"?




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    Re: How did we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB58 View Post
    Question: When has a GM ever said, "Yeah, we picked this guy but we really don't think he's that good and wish we could have gotten somebody else"?
    Agreed, but I was simply commenting on the "favorite pick" part of the comment.




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