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ChefMike
04-29-2007, 10:59 PM
I think we have a lot of interesting selections from this weekend. None that I am personally just ecstatic about and none that I am upset about..I am a bit indifferent. I think Yamon Figurs has the best chance of making an impact and being a long term solution for us at KR/PR much like a Dante Hall or Devin Hester while providing a serviceable WR that could turn into a Jermaine Lewis type.

America
04-29-2007, 11:33 PM
Mine is Antwan Barnes. I love adding athletes to our defense.

ccB
04-30-2007, 12:04 AM
Defintely Antwan Barnes hes gonna be a beast in our defense. I like everything I read about him.

niel89
04-30-2007, 12:19 AM
Marshall Yanda anmd grubbs. i like adding more linemen.

i was really hoping that we were going to draft Trent Edwards with one of our picks.

ChefMike
04-30-2007, 08:22 AM
So does that mean you are not a fan of the Troy Smith Selection ?

EdReedUnstoppable
04-30-2007, 08:59 AM
I loved the Troy Smith selection, to get a Heisman Trophy winning dual threat QB at the end of the 5th just because he is only 6 feet tall is awesome!!!

Ravens1991
04-30-2007, 09:10 AM
I love Antwan Barnes, I think he can be a pro bowler with us.

ccB
04-30-2007, 09:14 AM
I loved the Troy Smith selection, to get a Heisman Trophy winning dual threat QB at the end of the 5th just because he is only 6 feet tall is awesome!!!

He will be our Drew Brees with mobility! I CAN DREAM RIGHT!

SeanTaylorRIP
04-30-2007, 01:37 PM
This Order:
-Antwan Barnes
-LeRon McClain
-Ben Grubbs
-Troy Smith
-Yamon Figurs
-Marshal Yanda
-Prescott Burgess:Hate this pick should have been Silar or Patrick.

dcarey20
04-30-2007, 03:19 PM
I loved the Troy Smith selection, to get a Heisman Trophy winning dual threat QB at the end of the 5th just because he is only 6 feet tall is awesome!!!

No doubt. He was easily my favorite pick.

Ravens1991
04-30-2007, 03:23 PM
I like Smith also, I think the majority of mocks would have him in the late first or early second, but when he lost against florida and didnt have the best combine his stock fell to the 5th.

ChewyRaven318
04-30-2007, 03:30 PM
Grubbs secured the future of our interior line, so he's my favorite.

Honorable mention goes to Yamon Figurs, since he's gonna be a beast as a return specialist. Also, Barnes -- Future AD in the making possibly.


I just am not buying into the Troy Smith buzz yet. Heisman winners RAAAAAAAAARELY pan out in the NFL, and he has a long way to go before he's gonna even be considered for the starter of the Ravens.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-30-2007, 03:43 PM
This Order:
-Antwan Barnes
-LeRon McClain
-Ben Grubbs
-Troy Smith
-Yamon Figurs
-Marshal Yanda
-Prescott Burgess:Hate this pick should have been Silar or Patrick.

You'll regret those statements, Prescott Burgess is awesome, he'll be a great special teamer and eventually a starter on this team!

SeanTaylorRIP
04-30-2007, 03:45 PM
The kid can play but he is so stiff and has awful change of direction speed. Special teams is it.

go_ravens94
04-30-2007, 03:51 PM
The kid can play but he is so stiff and has awful change of direction speed. Special teams is it.

I don't mind special teamers. They are good value picks. Field position is a top need in the NFL for winners.

EdReedUnstoppable
04-30-2007, 04:00 PM
The kid can play but he is so stiff and has awful change of direction speed. Special teams is it.


But the coaches and players he'll be around are the best he's seen, he'll make the adjustments and be ready to contirbute on more than just special teams.

dcarey20
04-30-2007, 04:58 PM
Heisman winners RAAAAAAAAARELY pan out in the NFL.

I totally disagree. Here's a list of Heisman winners since 1960. take a look at some of the names on there. Sure, alot of guys were dissapointments, but there is a good amount of guys on there that turned into outstanding players. It's definitely not a rarity to see a Heisman winner pan out.

1960 Joe Bellino Navy Halfback
1961 Ernie Davis Syracuse Halfback
1962 Terry Baker Oregon State Quarterback
1963 Roger Staubach Navy Quarterback
1964 John Huarte Notre Dame Quarterback
1965 Mike Garrett USC Halfback
1966 Steve Spurrier Florida Quarterback
1967 Gary Beban UCLA Quarterback
1968 O.J. Simpson USC Halfback
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma Halfback
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford Quarterback
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn Quarterback
1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska Wingback
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State Running Back
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State Running Back
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State Running Back
1976 Tony Dorsett Pitt Running Back
1977 Earl Campbell Texas Running Back
1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma Running Back
1979 Charles White USC Running Back
1980 George Rogers South Carolina Running Back
1981 Marcus Allen USC Running Back
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia Running Back
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska Running Back
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College Quarterback
1985 Bo Jackson Auburn Running Back
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami Quarterback
1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame Wide Receiver
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State Running Back
1989 Andre Ware Houston Quarterback
1990 Ty Detmer BYU Quarterback
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan Wide Receiver
1992 Gino Torretta Miami Quarterback
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State Quarterback
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado Running Back
1995 Eddie George Ohio State Running Back
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida Quarterback
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan Cornerback
1998 Ricky Williams Texas Running Back
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin Running Back
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State Quarterback
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska Quarterback
2002 Carson Palmer USC Quarterback
2003 Jason White Oklahoma Quarterback
2004 Matt Leinart USC Quarterback 1,325
2005 Reggie Bush USC Running Back 2,541
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State Quarterback

ChewyRaven318
04-30-2007, 05:13 PM
OK, but that still doesn't mean Heisman winners always go on to greatness. IMO, Smith is just way too short for a prototypical QB, especially over our big O-line. You kinda need to be tall enough to see over them and into passing lanes. I'm not using this to say he won't be great or anything, but his chances just aren't as high as people are making them out to be. He's just one of those guys who was obviously an amazing college player, but he just won't be the same in the NFL. Even if he does become a starter, he's got a ways to go before he can find out a strategy that works best for him to get past defenses and get to his wideouts. Luckily, we also have a couple deep threat receivers as well.

Look, I think Troy Smith has potential, but I think some people in here are drinking his kool aid just a little too much. Then again, I KNOW I'd be doing it if we ended up drafting Brady Quinn, so I completely understand. It's just too early to say this kid is gonna be QB of the Future.

niel89
04-30-2007, 06:37 PM
So does that mean you are not a fan of the Troy Smith Selection ?

no, im a fan of the troy smith pick because it was a good value at the end of the 5th.

i do however think that Trent Edwards will be a much better qb than troy and i really think we should have picked him up. oh well in Ozzie we trust

mikedoobie
04-30-2007, 06:56 PM
i love the McClain pick it is my favourite easily..he is just a pure beast at FB and we have a mini lorenzo on our hands.
Smith, Barnes and Grubbs are all great,,the only pick im sketchy on is Burgess

Yung Flippa
04-30-2007, 07:38 PM
my favorite picks would have to be Antawn Barnes, Troy Smith and Yamon Figurs

Ravens1991
04-30-2007, 09:16 PM
i love the McClain pick it is my favourite easily..he is just a pure beast at FB and we have a mini lorenzo on our hands.
Smith, Barnes and Grubbs are all great,,the only pick im sketchy on is Burgess

Hey, long time no see mikedoobie, hows it going.

niel89
04-30-2007, 09:26 PM
a great way to look at this draft is that we came out with the #1 returner, fullback and guard in the draft

go_ravens94
04-30-2007, 09:29 PM
Oh, yes. We've done good this year.

BigDawg819
04-30-2007, 10:29 PM
Troy Smith was mine because I can't wait until he crashes and burns and I can say I told you so to everyone! :D


In all seriousness yes I believe it was a good value pick at the end of the 5th round, no I don't see him with a bright future. He's going to be more of a mobile/scrambling QB and our line is set up for that nor is our playbook. Not to mention that he's shorter then every linemen so the field vision is going to be an issue, but he at least we drafted our first Heisman Winner.

America
04-30-2007, 10:34 PM
Troy Smith was mine because I can't wait until he crashes and burns and I can say I told you so to everyone! :D


In all seriousness yes I believe it was a good value pick at the end of the 5th round, no I don't see him with a bright future. He's going to be more of a mobile/scrambling QB and our line is set up for that nor is our playbook. Not to mention that he's shorter then every linemen so the field vision is going to be an issue, but he at least we drafted our first Heisman Winner.

way to think positive

WMD
04-30-2007, 10:37 PM
Making a rare appearance outside of the Lions forum.. I must give your team props on selecting a defensive player with the ability of Prescott Burgess.

BigDawg819
04-30-2007, 10:45 PM
way to think positive

Well its either look on the bright side of things or go on a long and tiring tirade about the pick and then battle posters to no end who will try to rationalize how great he'll be and won't accept the fact that he's garbage. I chose to look on the bright side on this occasion, besides it was a comp pick anyway so its not like we could have traded it or anything.

ChewyRaven318
05-01-2007, 01:43 AM
Making a rare appearance outside of the Lions forum.. I must give your team props on selecting a defensive player with the ability of Prescott Burgess.

Ozzie d00000000d!

He knows how to pick em!

go_ravens94
05-01-2007, 08:24 AM
Ozzie d00000000d!

He knows how to pick em!

Yes he does.

jkpigskin
05-01-2007, 07:00 PM
wow im surprised with how many prescott burgess votes there are... i thought i was crazy when i liked this pick

im really likin burgess and how he played at michigan

he and troy smith are my fav picks... followed by grubbs and figures

Troj2man
05-01-2007, 08:52 PM
I voted for Yamon Figurs, but I also really like the Troy Smith pick. To get a guy that was considered a 2nd rounder at worst before the championship game in the 5th is great. Sure he's short and the linemen are too big. But it was the same in college. He only went on to win the Heisman. Very low risk with high reward potential.