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Old 04-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #10
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Default Re: Ravens, St. Louis, Cleveland get Screwed

Originally Posted by Kingmagyar View Post
Every one of those picks is questionable and is not a sure fire player. There are only 6 true blue chip players in this draft and you trade away from them twice. The bottom line is their first choice was Justin Blackmon and they failed. 2nd choice was Fletcher Cox and they failed. Two teams traded ahead of you twice and stole your picks. You are being screwed. If it was their plan to trade back they would have done so before the draft. This is a fallback plan for failure.
It's their fallback plan no doubt but I don't think it's a failure. They have holes everywhere. One blue chip players won't help them much. And according to King, which is a reliable source, Brockers was one of their four targets when Blackmon was gone. I'm not even sure if Cox is really their second choice. Now they have three early picks in the second round to address other needs and there are still lots of players who are considered as first round talents (Martin, Fleener, Glenn, etc). I think they recover very well.

The biggest loser is the Seahawks. They can probably pick Bruce Irvin in the second round and they have just lost a Seahawks fan to the Steelers.
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