LOL how many mid round players do they expect to slide into the late rounds? How can you downgrade a team for taking players in the 6th round that were projected to go in the 6th round? News flash, most of those picks are for depth and/or special teams anyway so the teams dont expect them to come in and start. It feels like he was just looking for a team to put in his losers list and because he doesnt know who many of the late round prospects are, why not just put a random team and say their picks were all UDFA quality. I found a couple of sites that had all of the Cowboys prospects rated in the round they were taken so I dont know Walt gets this information of them being UD talents. Must be the same "sources" that told him the Rams wanted Wentz. Didn't take an NFL GM or scout to tell you that it was Goff all along
I think the Bears deserve to be considered a winner for day 2. Getting Cody Whitehair after trading down twice (although they did miss on Spriggs when the Packers traded up), getting 2 4th round picks to make up for the one they gave up to get Floyd, and then landing Bullard in round 3. PFF called those two picks the best picks in the entire draft, so I would say that was a decent haul for day 2.
The Ravens look like they should be a consistent powerhouse, and to me it is all about the addition of Joe Flacco. I expect offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to let go of the reigns a little bit on Flacco and increase his workload throwing the football. Gaining more points offensively is something very good for the Ravens, but very bad for everyone else in the AFC North. Could the Ravens shock the world and overtake the Super Bowl champion Steelers? It all starts on Drafty Day.
Let�s get to their draft range at No. 26 overall:
Rey Maualuga: Ray Lewis is getting older and did not generate much interest on the free agent market. The loss of Bart Scott hurts too. The Ravens could be looking to add a Week 1 starter at inside linebacker next to Big Ray. Maualuga has the physical tools and ability to blitz that would be ideal for this defense. I expect the Ravens to be discussing this possible selection in their war room.
Wide Receiver: A big and/or explosive threat at wide receiver could be exactly what the doctor ordered. Derrick Mason is 35 and does not have many years left in the league. Mark Clayton has only had one 700-plus yard season in his career, but granted he has not had much consistency or talent at quarterback until now. With Flacco going into his second season, maybe he has a career year, but I still feel wide receiver will be a need at some point or another.
Rutgers� Kenny Britt has the size and route-running ability to be Flacco�s go-to receiver eventually. UNC�s Hakeem Nicks� draft stock seems to be on the down, but he could be in the discussion. Look out for Missouri�s Jeremy Maclin to fall on Draft Day. I think he could be exactly whom Baltimore targets as someone who can stretch the field.
Phil Loadholt: I have heard some potential about Loadholt going in the first round, and Baltimore could very well be his destination. Willie Anderson is going to be 34 and Adam Terry never proved to be an answer as a starter. Loadholt has the size and strength to dominate at right tackle.
After the first round, I just do not see many players who can really help out this team immediately, which to me is a testament to how talented this depth chart is.
Jasper Brinkley of South Carolina has the ideal size for the 3-4 defense. His athleticism was underrated and he put it on display at the Combine. He could be targeted by Baltimore in the second or third round.
Percy Harvin could take a huge slip in the 2009 NFL Draft because he has serious character concerns and questions about his durability. Oh, and he tested positive for marijuana at the Combine. Maybe the Ravens take a look at him; maybe not. Nevertheless, his explosiveness could be utilized by Cam Cameron.
Depth on the defensive line could be had especially at the 5-technique defensive end. Fili Moala fits this scheme, as does Jarron Gilbert. My motto is you can never have enough talent on the defensive line since getting pressure on the quarterback is so vital and stopping the run is a necessity. It all starts up front so maybe the Ravens go here earlier than most project.