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  • Mikedoobie's 7rd Ravens Mock - 03/09/08

    With the draft getting closer i will be making more ravens mocks so heres the first one

    1) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | CB | Tennessee St.
    There isnt much to knock the kid on he has great size, great feet, long arms and a good vert. What impresses me most is his ability to sink his hips and flip them in his backpedal and coming out of breaks especially for such a lanky guy. Is a true playmaker in the mold of his cousin and the only flaws i can see in his game are his level of competition and this he is frail. He will be given time to grow under Rolle and will be allowed to develop much like Antonio Cromartie did in SD. Could be a dynamic playmaker in our defense and ive fallen in love with his potential, not many small school players go this high and theres a reason for that, Cromartie could be something special.

    2) James Hardy | WR | Indiana
    If there is one thing we need to capitilize on in this draft it is the talented big recievers in this draft and is a dimension our offense does not have and could find great value in the second..This pick could be any of James Hardy, Malcolm Kelly who seeems to be dropping fast, Limas Sweed or devin Thomas..i would be happy with any of the four i just mentioned and all would bring something unique to our offense that really isnt there right now and i expect of all of them for Hardy to be the one there. they can all be legitamates no.1 targets and all are terrors in the red zone especially Hardy. His size will cause matchup terrors and Cam Cameron loves using big guys in the red zone and all over the field. This will allow for the eventual retirement/cut of Mason and complete our offense which already has tons of potential and with good coaching and some luck in the next 3 years we could be among the best. other ideas would be to take a DL like Calais Campbell, Kentwan Balmer (falling once again), Dre Moore. Ive always liked the idea of Erin henderson also.

    Comp. 3rd) Mike Pollack | C | Arizona St.
    Isnt spectacular at anything but is good at everything. is a natural football player on the offensive line. Is one of the quicker inside linemen in the draft and shows great knee bender which is one thing that is beyond difficult to teach. Can play G or C and is smart enough to pick up both positions. A technician of the game and leader on the offensive line, his intangibles are great and could be a consistent leader for an offensive line for the next decade. An underrated prospect and is the best C in the draft and would allow us to add depth to the interior of our line which is needed and justifies the release of Flynn. Also to be honest if it is him vs. Chester for the starting C spot i would give it to Pollack.One of my favourite prospects.

    Comp. 4th) Dominique Barber | S | Minnesota
    I have fallen in love with the way this kid plays defense. It is seriously with reckless abondonement and reminds me alot of Bob sanders, not saying he will be as good but both play a very aggressive game. Will be an immediate special teams contributor and will be a terror there throughout his career. Has more potential then guys like Jamar Adams and Jonathon Hafney and i expect alot of coaches and scouts to fall in love with his style of play. Is still raw and has tons of potential but may be destined to ST with his chaotic playing style. Needs to show discipline towards the play and not outrun and aggressively take himself out of plays.

    5th) Cory Boyd | HB | South Carolina
    Has great hands out of the backfield and is very experienced in catching the ball. Is a perfect 3rd down back and spell to McGahee. Has good size and will be able develop into a better blocker in time. With the talent in the draft at RB we could see a better prospect at this point but we will see on draft day.

    6th) Brian Johnston | DE | Gardner-Webb
    tremendous sleeper prospect. Shows a nice combination of size and speed at 6'5, 280lbs and a 4.8, 40 time. Small school prospect that reminds me of Jason Hatcher who was drafted by the Cowboys. Would fit well in a 34 defense and would provide for depth at a position of need. Has been extremely prodctive throughout his career and not many players can say theyve had 261 tackles 21 sacks and most impressive 52 TFL. Could develop into a great backup for us and is a great role player.

    7th) Shane Longest | K | St. Xavier
    Well im not gonna lie Srover is getting up there in age and can really make anything past a 45 yarder. We could use a youth injection here, Longest has a strong leg not as good as Coutu's but i expect him to go higher. Will immediately take over on kickoffs and would allow us to try further FG's. Smart decision for the future, i do like Coutu and Mehlhalff more but as said before think they will go earlier

    Thoughts and such...

    Might as well add my rankings to get some more talk in the ravens forum
    Rankings

    QB
    1.Matt Ryan Boston College
    2.Brian Brohm Louisville
    3.Joe Flacco Deleware
    4.Erik Ainge Tennessee
    5.Dennis Dixon Oregan
    6.Chad Henne Michigan
    7.John David Booty USC
    8.Colt Brennan Hawaii
    9.Kvin O'Connell San Diego St.
    10.Andre Woodson Kentucky
    11.Anthony Morelli Penn St.
    12.Josh Johnson San Diego
    13.Kyle Wright Miami (Fl.)
    14.Matt Flynn LSU
    15.Sam Keller Nebraska

    RB
    1.Jonathon Stewart Oregan
    2.Rashard Mendenhall Illinois
    3.Darren McFadden Arkansas
    4.Jamaal Charles Texas
    5.Chris Johnson East Carolina
    6.Kevin Smith Central Florida
    7.Felix Jones Arkansas
    8.Ray Rice Rutgers
    9.Matt Forte Tulane
    10.Jacob Hester LSU
    11.Steve Slaton West Virginia
    12.Xavier Omon NW Missouri St.
    13.Chauncey Washington USC
    14.Mike Hart Michigan
    15.Allen Patrick Oklahoma
    16.Tashard Choice Georgia Tech.
    17.Amir Pinnix Minnesota
    18.Ryan Torian Arizona St.
    19.Justin Forsett California
    20.Dantrell Savage Oklahoma St.
    21.Rafael Little Kentucky
    22.Thomas Brown Georgia Tech.
    23.Tony Temple Missouri
    24.Albert Young Iowa
    25.BenJarvus Green-Ellis Ole Miss
    26.Tim Hightower Richmound
    27.Chris Markey UCLA
    28.Herschel Dennis USC
    29.Alley Broussard Missouri Southern
    30.Lynell Hamilton San Diego St.

    WR
    1.Devin Thomas Michigan St.
    2.Malcolm Kelly Oklahoma
    3.James Hardy Indiana
    4.Limas Sweed Texas
    5.Desean Jackson Cal
    6.Mario Manningham Michigan
    7.Jordy Nelson Kansas St.
    8.Early Doucet LSU
    9.Adarius Bowman Oklahoma St.
    10.William Franklin Missori
    11.Harry Douglas Louisville
    12.Eddie Royal VT
    13.Andre Caldwell Florida
    14.Earl Bennet Vanderbilt
    15.DJ Hall Alabama
    16.Jerome Simpson Coustal Carolina
    17.Keenan Burton Kentucky
    18.Dorien Bryant Purdue
    19.Lavelle Hawkins Cal
    20.Josh Morgan VT
    21.Adrian Arrington Michigan
    22.Marcus Monk Arkansas
    23.Marrio Urritia Louisville
    24.Justin Harper VT
    25.Todd Blythe Iowa St.
    26.Taj Smith Syracus
    27.Davone Bess Hawaii
    28.Dexter Jackson Appalachin St.
    29.Maurice Purify Nebraska
    30.Darnell Jenkins Miami (Fl.)
    31.Lance Leggett Miami (Fl.)
    32.Cameron Colvin Oregon
    33.De'Coddy Fagg Florida St.
    34.Brandon Breazell UCLA


    TE
    1.John Carlson Notre Dame
    2.Brad Cottam Tennessee
    3.Fred Davis USC
    4.Dustin Keller Purdue
    5.Jermichael Finley Texas
    6.Craig Stevens Cal
    7.Kellen Davis Michigan St.
    8.Martellus Bennet Texas A&M
    9.Murtin Rucker Missouri
    10.Jacob Tamme Kentucky
    11.Adam Bishop Nevada
    12.Darrell Strong Pitt.
    13.Joey Haynos Maryland
    14.Kolo Kapanui West Texas A&M
    15.Matt Sherry Vilanova
    16.Brad Listorti Umass

    OT
    1.Jake Long Michigan
    2.Ryan Clady Boise
    3.Jeff Ottah Pitt.
    4.Chris Williams Vanderbilt
    5.Gosder Cherlius Boston College
    6.Anthony Collins Kansas
    7.Sam Baker USC
    8.Carl Nicks Nebraska
    9.Tony Hills Texas
    10.Barry Richardson Clemson
    11.Heath Benedict Newberry
    12.Kirk Barton Ohio St.
    13.King Dunlap Auburn
    14.Geoff Schwartz Oregon

    OG
    1.Brandon Albert Virginia
    2.Eric Young Tennessee
    3.Jeremy Zuttah Rutgers
    4.Chilo Rachal USC
    5.Oniel Cousins UTEP
    6.Drew Radovich USC
    7.Roy Schuening Oregon St.
    8.Mackenzy Bernadeau Bentley College
    9.Duane Brown VT
    10.Robert Felton Arkansas
    11.Chad Rinehart Northern Iowa
    12.Mike McGlynn Pitt.
    13.Kerry Brown Appalachin St.
    14.Shannon Tevaga UCLA
    15.Andrew Crummey Maryland
    16.Adam Kraus Michigan
    17.Will Arnold LSU
    18.Jordan Grimes Purdue
    19.Chris McDuffie Clemson
    20.Andrew Bain Miami (Fl.)

    C
    1.Mike Pollack Arizona St.
    2.John Sullivan Notre Dame
    3.Steve Pollack Wake Forest
    4.Fernando Velasco Georgia
    5.Adam Speiker Missouri
    6.Korey Lichtensteiger Bowling Greeb
    7.Matt Spanos USC
    8.Cody Wallace Texas A&M
    9.Jamey Richard Buffalo
    10.Doug Legursky Marshall


    DE
    1.Chris Long Virginia
    2.Vernon Gholston Ohio St.
    3.Phillip Merling Clemson
    4.Calias Campbell Miami (Fl.)
    5.Derrick Harvey Florida
    6.Marcus Howard Georgia
    7.Cliff Avril Purdue
    8.Quentin Groves Auburn
    9.Jason Jones Eastern Michigan
    10.Lawrence Jackson USC
    11.Chris Ellis VT
    12.Darrell Robertson Georgia Tech.
    13.Kendall Langford Hampton
    14.Kenny Iwebema Iowa
    15.Wallace Gilberry Alabama
    16.Brian Johnston Gerdner Webb
    17.Jeremy Thomspson Wake Forest
    18.Johnny Dingle West Virginia
    19.Louis Holmes Arizona
    20.Jonal Saint-Dic Michigan St.
    21.Chris Harrington Texas A&M
    22.Marcus Dixon Hampton
    23.Angelo Craig Cincinnati
    24.Bryan Mattison Iowa
    25.Eric Fosters Rutgers

    DT
    1.Glenn Dorsey LSU
    2.Sedrick Ellis USC
    3.Trevor Laws Notre Dame
    4.Dre Moore Maryland
    5.Kentwan Balmer North Carolina
    6.Pat Sims Auburn
    7.Marcus Harrison Arkansas
    8.Ahtyba Rubin Iowa St.
    9.Red Bryant Texas A&M
    10.DeMario Pressley North Carolina St.
    11.Nick Hayden Wisconsin
    12.Andre Fluellen Florida St.
    13.Letroy Guion Florida St.
    14.Lionel Dotson Arizona
    15.James McClinton Kansas
    16.Frank Okam Texas
    17.Maurice Murray New Mexico St.
    18.Barry Booker VT
    19.Carlton Powell VT
    20.Keilen Dykes West Virginia
    21.Jason Shirley Fresno St.
    22.Frank Morton Tulane
    23.Brigham Hartwell UCLA
    24.Derek Lokey Texas

    OLB
    1.Keith Rivers USC
    2.Erin Henderson Maryland
    3.Tavares Gooden Miami (Fl.)
    4.Ali Highsmith LSU
    5.Xavier Abidi VT
    6.Geno Hayes Florida St.
    7.Shawn Crable Michigan
    8.Bruce Davis UCLA
    9.Jordan Dizon Colorado
    10.Ezra Butler Nevada
    11.Wesley Woodyard Kentucky
    12.Robert James Arizona St.
    13.Steve Octavien Nebraska
    14.Robert Killebrew Texas
    15.Curtis Johnson Clark-Atlanta
    16.Larry Grant Ohio St.
    17.Thomas Williams USC
    18.Alvin Bowen Iowa St.
    19.Gary Guton Georgia Tech
    20.Curtis Gatewood Vanderbilt
    21.Gryan Kehl BYU
    22.Stanford Keglar Purdue
    23.Nick Watkins Clemson
    24.Mike Humpal Iowa
    25.Marcus Richardson Troy

    ILB
    1.Phillip Wheeler Georgia Tech
    2.Dan Connor Penn St.
    3.Jerod Mayo Tennessee
    4.Jonathon Goff Vanderbilt
    5.Curtis Lofton Oklahoma
    6.Beau Bell UNLV
    7.Spencer Larsen Arizona
    8.Jo Lonn Dunbar Boston College
    9.Ben Moffitt USF
    10.Vince Hall VT
    11.Jeremy Leman Arizona
    12.Jameel MacClain Syracuse
    13.Steve Allen West Texas A&M
    14.Corey Mckeon Nebraska

    CB
    1.Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Tennessee St.
    2.Mike Jenkins USF
    3.Leodis Mckelvin Troy
    4.Justin King Penn St.
    5.Brandon Flowers VT
    6.Patrick Lee Auburn
    7.Aqib Talib Kansas
    8.Charles Godfrey Iowa
    9.Tracy Porter Indiana
    10.Antoine Cason Arizona
    11.Chevis Jackson LSU
    12.Tarrell Thomas USC
    13.Dwight Lowery San Jose St.
    14.DeJuan Tribble Boston College
    15.Terrence Wheatley Colorado
    16.Trae Williams USF
    17.Jack Williams Kent St.
    18.Zack Bowman Nebraska
    19.Glenn Sharpe Miami (Fl.)
    20.Simeon Castille Alabama
    21.Orlando Scandrick Boise St.
    22.Jack Ikegwuonu Wisconsin
    23.Tyvon Branch Conneticut
    24.Darnell Tarrell Missouri
    25.Antwaun Molden Eastern Kentucky
    26.Marcus Walker Oklahoma
    27.Jonathon Zenon LSU
    28.Brain Witherspoon Stillman
    29.Materrall Richardson Arkansas

    S
    1.Kenny Phillips Miami (Fl.)
    2.DaJuan Morgan North Carolina St.
    3.Reggie Smith Oklahoma
    4.Tom Zbikowski Notre Dame
    5.Tyrell Johnson Arkansas St.
    6.Thomas DeCoud California
    7.Marcus Griffin Texas
    8.Jonathon Hefney Tennessee
    9.Josh Barrett Arizona St.
    10.Craig Seltz LSU
    11.Jamar Adams Michigan
    12.DJ Wolfe Oklahoma
    13.Jamie Silvia Boston College
    14.Quentin Demps UTEP
    15.Chris Horton UCLA
    16.Darien Williams Oklahoma
    17.Nehemiah Warrick Michigan St.
    18.Dominique Barber Minnesota
    19.DJ Parker VT
    20.Ryan Mundy West Virginia
    21.Michael Grant Arkansas
    22.Joe Fields Syracuse
    23.David Roach TCU
    24.Caleb Campbell Army

    And yes i know that the rankings are in the wrong forum but i dont post here much and thought might as well just leave it within the ravens board where i will be able to respond to any questions

    Doobie- Baltimore Ravens Loyalist

  • #2
    Who on earth did y'all lose last offseason to make you think your getting Comp picks in both the 3rd and 4th rounds, all I can think of is Thomas.
    Last edited by Joeyjr09; 03-10-2008, 12:48 AM.

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    • #3
      Heres the projected ravens compensation picks;

      Third: (Adalius Thomas, $6.9 million, 16/15)
      Fourth: (Tony Pashos, $4.7 million, 15/15)
      Sixth: (Ovie Mughelli, $3 million, 16/7)
      Seventh: (Aubrayo Franklin, $2 million, 14/13)
      *could turn into 6th

      remember its all about what they get salary wise

      Doobie- Baltimore Ravens Loyalist

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mikedoobie View Post
        Heres the projected ravens compensation picks;

        Third: (Adalius Thomas, $6.9 million, 16/15)
        Fourth: (Tony Pashos, $4.7 million, 15/15)
        Sixth: (Ovie Mughelli, $3 million, 16/7)
        Seventh: (Aubrayo Franklin, $2 million, 14/13)
        *could turn into 6th

        remember its all about what they get salary wise
        Do you know the salary brackets that determine these picks. I've been trying to find out forever.

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        • #5
          not a fan of any of the picks, TBH...cromartie is a huge reach at #8...im a big fan of his, and he has the look, but the fact that he hasnt played against premier or even good competition worries me greatly...

          hardy- i still dont think that WR is a need that needs to be addresssed at the top of teh 2nd, considering we have sunk alot of resources into the position lately and we have solid depth there.

          pollack- really? not only is it bad value there, but we just cut our starting centre so we can let chester play. not to mention if he goes down, brown can step in at centre and yanda can step in at G. dont like this pick at all, not sure if we will get a 3rd for adalius i think its more likely we get a 4th.

          barber-i like the barber pick...although i might be a little more icnlined to take someone like hefney, who can slide into the nickel spot and play a little man. I view barber as a more in the box safety.

          cory boyd- at this point, id be fine taking someone like adrian arrington here, i dont think investing a high pick in a WR is required but if its goode value down here, i think we go BPA we have a habit of doing that in the draft, especially in later rounds.

          overall doobie, i will + rep you for your effort (the rankings are key) but overall, i do not like this draft you have given us. i think we hit on 2/7 of those picks (and although i dont like hardy, i guess he could make 3/7)
          Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
          The APS is strong in this one.
          Originally posted by killxswitch
          Tears for Fears is better than whatever it is you happen to be thinking about right now.

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          • #6
            well imo i do think DMC is of good value at #8 and could even see the patriots looking hard at him at #7. He has everything you look for and only knock on him is competition level and he showed to be more then able at the senior bowl having a great week and was the most impressive CB at the combine in almost every on field drill and test against the top competition in the draft, he is a player who i see making the transition rather smoothly from small school to NFL
            Going Wr in the second is risky when guys there are other less risky picks available like on the DL. But he can add something to our offense that is needed, we have been looking for that big reciever for a while now and have gone through too many late round busts for me to want us to try that method again. Hardy is a guy who will help our redzone offense tremendously and imo that is the worst part of our offense we could never get a TD, we can move the ball just fine and Hardy paired with Heap will make S come out the box and open up the field for running when it gets to the goal line, and obviously we can throw it to him..I just think it is a great value pick along with the fact it helps our offense where it needs it most in the redzone.
            My reasoning behind Pollack is that im not sold at all on Chris Chester, yes i love his potential and ability but Pollack brings insurane behind him and could be a potential starter should Chester falter. Also im not even sure we have a backup G or C under contract and we need to address that because one injury in the interior can really derail a whole season and injuries along the line and with our depth a player like Pollack is needed in the interior
            While i agree that it may be more beneficial to get a roamer in the draft at S over Barber, id rather a guy who is going to contribute more on ST and with DRC picked early on we have enought depth to have nickel and dime packages in their without having to have a S come down and cover.

            Doobie- Baltimore Ravens Loyalist

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