vmax Posted May 1, 2011 Share Posted May 1, 2011 (edited) This draft...the Ravens drafted for need and still could stay true to their board. Pure, solid luck. I was able to hear Jimmy Smith talk at length on Saturday on WBAL and he sounded mature and like he has his head on straight. I like him as a person. He's been in no trouble for 2 years and has a college degree in Criminology. The Ravens are lucky the league didn't do their homework on him...they got a top 10 pick at 27. He's going to be huge for this defense with his range, size, speed and heart. I would have liked to see the Ravens draft a linebacker...Ray has to have 1 more good year left in him. The Ravens have nobody to step in.Speaking of Ray....what an incredible man! Did you hear what he did this weekend?NEW YORK -- NFL linebacker Ray Lewis and former cornerback Reggie Howard are helping a 10-year-old New York boy whose mother drowned herself and three children by driving a van into the Hudson River.The surviving child, La'Shaun Armstrong, attended a Manhattan fundraiser Saturday night for the United Athletes Foundation, which is supported by the Baltimore Ravens star. Some of the proceeds will go to create a relief fund to provide him with mentoring, counseling and tutoring. Lewis reached out to the child as soon as he heard about the April 12 tragedy. The boy escaped through a van window after the car plunged into the water in Newburgh, N.Y., and was rescued by a passing driver. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6456351 The pass rush. Ravens struck out. Smith will help because QB's will have to look longer to find a receiver, but unless Kindle can play and make the impact predicted for him,then the pressure will be the same as last year. Maybe Pagano has an answer. I know Ozzie will be shopping. Reid could be the answer at RT. Cousins isn't and they need Yanda back at guard. Reid has a nasty mean streak that Ozzie loves.The guy I hope develops is Harewood. He would be an out and out beast.Got to get everybody on that line playing in their best, natural position. I love the drating of Torrey Smith. My hopes were the Ravens would get Jimmy and Torrey with their first 2 picks. I saw plenty of Torrey Smith at Maryland and he's a flat out playmaking threat every down. The guys with incredible blazing speed can never seem to catch the ball.Torrey has great speed but he catches anything near him and then dusts the defender. Blink or slip and it's 7.His career numbers would have been incredible if he didn't have Napoleon Dynamite throwing to him for 2 years. Doss supposedly is one tough Ninja...he mysteriously shows up in the open holes of the zones and has great hands.Flacco wanted him...Flacco got him.So long TJ, Stallworth and some of the back ups who have had more than enough time to develop and haven't.This is now a well loaded offenhse...don't forget Pita and Dixon...they will continue to get better. Tyrod Taylor???? I don't get it. What am I missing? CB Chykie Brown of Texas and defensive end Pernell McPhee of Mississippi State...just don't see them making the final roster. Anthony Allen...has the size but doesn't look like a Jamal Lewis to me...we'll see...he should make the roster. Edited May 1, 2011 by vmax Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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