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#1 vmax

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 04:56 PM

Like every draft, teams can't fill every need and we do not know who will turn into solid contributors at this point in time.

This could be the best Ravens draft ever, or the worst. Time will tell.

 

My first thoughts:

 

:bow:  Eric DeCosta! :yeah:

 

He showed his hand at what kind of team he wants to and will field. He got Lamar and got rid of Joe. He got the play making tight ends last year. Now he added 3 fast play makers in Hill, Boykin and Brown.

Defenses can try to play the usual "stack the box and force Lamar to beat them with his arm."

Please do.Because if any one of these players gets even with you, you just lost. 30...40...yards or TD!

If they play back a little to protect the field then they will get run over.

He went Need.

He definitely got value. He got great value.

But he went Need.

This offense is going to be so much fun to watch. It was last year once Lamar started.

 

Here's what happened. Like us, Eric has sat for 23 years watching inept, stumbling, bumbling Ravens offenses. It hurt his brain. It burned his eyes. This caused his head to explode once he got the chance to put an end to it.

 

Call it sideways anger, a resentment tsunami...payback baby...yippie ki yo ki yea mofo...HE FRIGGN HEARD OUR PAIN!

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oh...changing of the guard or pecking order here; This team is built to win the North, but now, all these moves counter what the Browns have done.

Think about that match up.

 

 

 

 

 

MV5BMTQyMTYwNDE4MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODU0 So how do you feel about the Ravens draft and how the roster is starting to come together?


Edited by vmax, 27 April 2019 - 05:04 PM.

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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

Give Harbaugh some credit. Right before the Ravens first pick he leaned over and said to Eric, "If you love the long drive and you love the grind-it-out ... get it into the red zone and keep your fingers crossed and hope you score touchdowns, then you don’t want this guy,"

Eric went....

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and quickly picked Brown.


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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:41 PM

Hoping the cb drafted is converted to safety, I don’t like his 40 time but he is a physical tackler. Hoping we get Holyfield and jaylen Smith, Lamar’s favorite target in college, as UDFAs
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:59 PM

Hoping the cb drafted is converted to safety, I don’t like his 40 time but he is a physical tackler. Hoping we get Holyfield and jaylen Smith, Lamar’s favorite target in college, as UDFAs

 

that's a good observation. The scouts are on the phones now and these guys might choose th Ravens over other teams because of Lamar.

The same goes for other UDFA's who have friends drafted by the Ravens.


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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 07:51 PM

3 words - speed, speed and speed. Oh and did I say
SPEED !
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#6 papasmurfbell

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 11:25 AM

No center?  No backer?  Why a RB at all?

 

Go sign Tyree Jackson.  He is the guy I wanted the Ravens to draft late.  He was undrafted so grab him now.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:03 PM

No center?  No backer?  Why a RB at all?

 

Go sign Tyree Jackson.  He is the guy I wanted the Ravens to draft late.  He was undrafted so grab him now.

 

Went to the Bills


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#8 papasmurfbell

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:07 PM

Damned shame.  I thought there was a lot of raw talent there that could be molded.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 11:50 PM

Good draft considering they  had no 2nd round pick Of course we really don't know how it will look a year from now but it seems promising.

 

Really like the pick of the receiver from Notre Dame and the Offensive lineman they drafted too. Still not sure about how Marquise will hold up in the NFL.

 

We'll know more after the preseason starts.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:06 AM

His cousin more than holds up.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:18 PM

His cousin more than holds up.


If he does hold up and Lamar does too, then the skys the
Limit.
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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:43 PM

Agreed


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