It's in ashes - what can we do about it
Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:02 PM
Round 1 - Jarvis Jones, LB - Georgia
Kedricks and Ryans are good to very good but our 3rd linebacker has been terrible for years. Let's fix that for good. The Jordan/Chaney/Fokou years are over.
Round 2- Kenny Vaccaro, S - Texas
Some ratings have Vaccaro as a 1st round pick others a 2. Since we'll have the 3rd pick in the 2nd round he should be available. I don't really know who was worse - Allen or Cleman, but Vacarro replaces one of them for for sure
Round 3 - Desmond Trufant, CB - Washington
One and maybe both of our corners are going to go. DRC is a free agent, but he didn't help his value with his play this year. Nnamdi was just plain terrible and at his price they aren't likely to keep him. If either or both go we need a starting corner - Marsh and Boykin don't look like they're the answer yet. Trufant is 6 foot and runs in the low 4.2's
Round 4 - Braden Hansen, G/C BYU
We found out what happens when you have street free agents and low round picks as your offensive line depths. Dallas Reynolds, Nate Menken, Jake Scott - aaahhh!!! Hansen can play both interior positions and he starts to upgrade the inside depth.
Round 5 - Seantrel Henderson, T - Miami (FL)
Another depth pick. Kelly was moved all over the place and didn't embarass himself. Dunlop was a disaster. Henderson is a big guy and his speed is better than most of the other guys available here.
Round 6 - Phillip Lutzenkirchen, TE - Auburn
Is anyone happy with Clay Harbor? Let's give our quarterback a big target - 6'5" to go to in the red zone.
Round 7 - Bruce Taylor, ILB - Virginia Tech
So far he's rated a s a 5th round pick so this might be wishful thinking. I guess we're all sick of 6th and 7th round linebackers, but we're so thin that where there should be alot of competition.
Round 7 - RayRay Armstrong, Miami (FL)
The guy got in trouble for taking money form a booster, but last year he was rated in the top 5 safeties before he decided to go back to school. Obviousl y that didn't work out for him. As a 7th round pick there is a huge risk-reward upside and he could be lightning in a bottle.
Well - this draft helps but it doesn't get us competitive again so let's look at free agency. the lynchpin of getting back to the playoffs can be summed up in two words - Joe Flacco. He's a local guy who's been unappreciated in Baltimore. The #1 free agent on the board - let's go get him.
We should also target a starting safety to go with Vacarro - Jarius Byrd is my guy.
Cut Nnamdi and let DRC go? We draft a corner but still need one - Sean Smith form Miami is availalbe.
Does Desean Jackson's durability worry you>? Is Cooper a go-to guy? No and no! Kansas City's Bowe is our answer
Finally we need a partner for fletcher Cox. Cullen Jenkins didn't hold up and Mike Patterson is about played out. Henry Melton from Chicago fits nicely.
So - add Flacco, Byrd, Smith, Bowe and Melton to a draft class of Jones (#1 LB), Vacarro (#1 safety) and Desmond Trufant (a top 10 corner) and you've upgraded 8 positions. That should get us out of the trash heap and back to contention this year.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:22 PM
This is ridiculous. You're going to sign 4 big time free agents? That is never going to happen.
Moreover, Jones makes zero sense for this team if we stay with a 4-3, not to mention he has a spinal condition that puts his ability to have a long career very much in doubt.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:09 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:07 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:01 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:28 PM
Doesn't take away from his skill
it takes away from his career length..... he transferred from USC to Georgia because the USC training staff wouldnt let him play another game with them because of the Injury
i like that hes a good player, but whats the point of getting an injured player with the 4th overall pick?
Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:56 PM
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