Team has wild-card spot at No. 8

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Feeling the anxiety of the coming NFL draft, first-year Ravens coach John Harbaugh dropped by Eric DeCosta's office last week. Read more
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jon dey

Saint John, Canada

#22 Apr 16, 2008
I'm guessing grammar wasn't Rich's best subject in school.
This draft is anybody's guess BUT I have all the faith in the world in Ozzie's decision.
Go Ravens

Dallas, TX

#23 Apr 16, 2008
Dave wrote:
What is the status of Jonathan Ogden? Is he retired or is he coming back? I have not heard anything as of late. If he has not retired, he holding the Ravens hostage. His salary will be counting against the cap which will be hard to sign any free agents and the draftees too.
Hopefully, he has already informed the team of his decision, and they are keeping it a secret so other teams won't know how it will affect us in the draft.
steveg

Cordova, MD

#24 Apr 16, 2008
It is really interesting how local yokels posting on a news site know so much more than the professionals employed by the Ravens. Why don't all you folks work in the NFL?

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#25 Apr 16, 2008
steveg wrote:
It is really interesting how local yokels posting on a news site know so much more than the professionals employed by the Ravens. Why don't all you folks work in the NFL?
As soon as yokels like you learn what a sports message board is all about.
florida connection

Northbrook, IL

#26 Apr 16, 2008
Rich gets his point across-He's right.
8bmore52

Baltimore, MD

#27 Apr 16, 2008
Good thing the stands will be packed when Harbaugh throws out the first pitch Sunday. Too bad they will be filled with Yankee fans probably booing our new head coach. Way to plan ahead O's!
Zach Bowers

Eau Claire, WI

#28 Apr 16, 2008
draftnation.com compiled 40 mock drafts and lists Brian Brohm as the most likely to go to the Ravens.
Tom

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#29 Apr 16, 2008
Zach Bowers wrote:
draftnation.com compiled 40 mock drafts and lists Brian Brohm as the most likely to go to the Ravens.
That's fine as long as it's not in the 1st round.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#30 Apr 16, 2008
Zach Bowers wrote:
draftnation.com compiled 40 mock drafts and lists Brian Brohm as the most likely to go to the Ravens.
The thing is, that mock has Sedrick Ellis (DT), Ryan Clady (OT), Derrick Harvey (DE), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB), & Phillip Merling (DE) all coming after the #8 pick. And personally, I'd take any of those players over Brohm.
jeremiah

Baltimore, MD

#31 Apr 16, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>The thing is, that mock has Sedrick Ellis (DT), Ryan Clady (OT), Derrick Harvey (DE), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB), & Phillip Merling (DE) all coming after the #8 pick. And personally, I'd take any of those players over Brohm.
I don't see Oz passing on any of those guys over Bhohm anywhere in the first round. 8 is a little high for some of them, but the first round is too high for any of the QBs this year in my view. They are just too upredictable no matter what you think you know about them, and none of them have that freakish athletic ability or arm that could separate them from other NFL QBs. Cullpepper and Leftwich are FAs, have as much or more arm and passing ability as any prospect this year, and at least you have seen them play in the NFL, and can get them for less money than a first rounder without wasting the pick.

Ellis is the guy I am really hoping is still available, but I would not mind getting a top CB or DE there if we have to.

The risk reward and supply and demand factor at certian positions makes more difference than how good a prospect acually is.

Calvin Johnson may have been the best WR prospect of all time, but a franchise QB still confused Al Davis's feeble mind.

Reggie Bush and A. Peterson were arguably the best, and most NFL ready players in the draft, but did not get picked as high because the RBs later on are less risky and less devastaing to your tam when they get hurt. They always get hurt.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#32 Apr 16, 2008
jeremiah wrote:
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I don't see Oz passing on any of those guys over Bhohm anywhere in the first round. 8 is a little high for some of them, but the first round is too high for any of the QBs this year in my view. They are just too upredictable no matter what you think you know about them, and none of them have that freakish athletic ability or arm that could separate them from other NFL QBs. Cullpepper and Leftwich are FAs, have as much or more arm and passing ability as any prospect this year, and at least you have seen them play in the NFL, and can get them for less money than a first rounder without wasting the pick.
Ellis is the guy I am really hoping is still available, but I would not mind getting a top CB or DE there if we have to.
The risk reward and supply and demand factor at certian positions makes more difference than how good a prospect acually is.
Calvin Johnson may have been the best WR prospect of all time, but a franchise QB still confused Al Davis's feeble mind.
Reggie Bush and A. Peterson were arguably the best, and most NFL ready players in the draft, but did not get picked as high because the RBs later on are less risky and less devastaing to your tam when they get hurt. They always get hurt.
Also, I went to www.draftnation.com and read through all 40 experts picks. How it was concluded that Brohm was the consensus pick is beyond me. Here are the results from all 40 experts:

McKelvin got 12 selections (Football's Future, Greg Harrington, Great Blue North, Pro Draft Guide, NFL Draft Guys, Draft Headquarters, Mike Abromowitz, Draft Daddy, Mike Mayock, Pete Prisco, Scott Wright, and NFL Rough Draft)

Ryan got 11 selections (Mike Florio, On The Clock, Rob Tribbet, Thomas Scott, NFL Draft Blitz, Scout's Notebook, Pat Kirwin, The Sports Xchange, Rob Rang, Walter Cherepinsky, and Draft Tek)

Clady got 7 selections (Sam Farmer, Rick Gosselin, Don Banks, Gregory Cox, Vic Carucci, Sports Nutz, and Ask The Commish)

DRC got 3 selectioins (KFFL, Chad Steuber, and NFL Draft Dog)

Brohm got 2 selections (Sport's Nation and Draft King)

Rivers got 1 selection (Clark Judge)

Ellis got 1 selection (Matt Horkman)

Harvey got 1 selectin (Chad Reuter)

And I couldn't access McShay or Kiper because I'm not a member of Insider, etc. But even if both of them picked Brohm, it would only give him a grand total of 4. There's just no way he can be considered a consensus candidate judging from these 40 "experts" selections.

Here's the link to the 40 experts:

http://nfl.draftnation.com/links
ravenpic

Philadelphia, PA

#33 Apr 16, 2008
The Baltimore Ravens draft superbly. This year may be the one that brings a quarterback.
Rob

Las Vegas, NV

#34 Apr 16, 2008
Cromartie or Mckelvin first and if by some miracle Flacco's there at 38 get him.....other wise take Flowers ,Reggie Smith,Terrel Thomas Tyvon Branch,Or Tracey Smith and Create a top notch secondary to match the top notch #2 ranked run defense...let quarterbacks and offensive coordinators try to find holes in that defense...14 points a game or less = less preesure on the offense to score...the infusion of speed and talent would make the defense virtually inpenatrable.....dont get suckerd in again to the dreamboy quarterback angle..... learn from the past.... there all projects....Rob Johnson, Kyle Boller, David Carr, Tim Couch,Alex Smith, Todd Marinovich, Todd Blackledge,Akili Smith,Chris Redman, Eli Manning finally making some progress...Jemarcus 300 pound Russel,thats enough wasted money to fix the federal budget...its fantasy....get a solid player that can have an immediate impact on a team that is quickly running out of time....and make a small adjustment that will yield a tremedous upgrde that can carry this team to the playoffs this year ....not create another project for the next few years....
Dan

Cockeysville, MD

#35 Apr 16, 2008
We shouldn't be looking for a QB unless its to replace Boller. Troy can learn from McNair. McNair can't f that up. We have a heisman QB on our team sittin 3rd string. Let's get this guy some experience. He's the next Vick but stronger.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Udne9JTds5A&hl=e...
Ali V

Goldsboro, NC

#36 Apr 16, 2008
Our OL should be all good after playing together for a year. CB is our main concern and they need to pick a SOLID CB. Either Cromartie or McKelvin. Since McKelvin is a KR/PR, he might not be happy watching Figurs doin all the returns so Rodgers Cromartie should be our 1st pick. He's the tallest outta all the CBs and he can play. Ask Chargers fans about his cousin. Yep, that dude who picked Peyton Manning 3 times in a game.

Since: Sep 07

Baltimore, MD

#37 Apr 17, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>Also, I went to www.draftnation.com and read through all 40 experts picks. How it was concluded that Brohm was the consensus pick is beyond me. Here are the results from all 40 experts:
McKelvin got 12 selections (Football's Future, Greg Harrington, Great Blue North, Pro Draft Guide, NFL Draft Guys, Draft Headquarters, Mike Abromowitz, Draft Daddy, Mike Mayock, Pete Prisco, Scott Wright, and NFL Rough Draft)
Ryan got 11 selections (Mike Florio, On The Clock, Rob Tribbet, Thomas Scott, NFL Draft Blitz, Scout's Notebook, Pat Kirwin, The Sports Xchange, Rob Rang, Walter Cherepinsky, and Draft Tek)
Clady got 7 selections (Sam Farmer, Rick Gosselin, Don Banks, Gregory Cox, Vic Carucci, Sports Nutz, and Ask The Commish)
DRC got 3 selectioins (KFFL, Chad Steuber, and NFL Draft Dog)
Brohm got 2 selections (Sport's Nation and Draft King)
Rivers got 1 selection (Clark Judge)
Ellis got 1 selection (Matt Horkman)
Harvey got 1 selectin (Chad Reuter)
And I couldn't access McShay or Kiper because I'm not a member of Insider, etc. But even if both of them picked Brohm, it would only give him a grand total of 4. There's just no way he can be considered a consensus candidate judging from these 40 "experts" selections.
Here's the link to the 40 experts:
http://nfl.draftnation.com/links
Thanks for the link.
Zach Bowers

Eau Claire, WI

#38 Apr 17, 2008
So now you need a quarterback ... is drafting Brian Brohm eighth overall justified with McNair gone?

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#39 Apr 17, 2008
RavenKen wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the link.
My pleasure.

Since: Aug 07

Hampstead, MD

#40 Apr 17, 2008
If we cannot trade down, take the best available player at #8 and then the best available QB at #38 (Round-2). Certainly of the four big name QBs, at least one of them will still be around. Then use Smith at QB this year and hope to wind up with a Cleveland situation, i.e. two excellent choices.

But whatever the case, Boller should be the odd man out.

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