no1cowboysfan wrote: J2thez929 wrote:
terpfan wrote:And QBs continue to fall in the draft....
I dunno. I can still see Al Davis drafting Young if he falls that far. He is senile like that
I don't think drafting the best player available is senile at all. And I also don't think Brooks is the answer at Oakland (I still like Brooks, but I think they need a more dependable guy...). I do think Walter is the answer, but they might let him go, I guess.
Anyways, the Ravens have drafted BPA for a while now, and while they may not be the best team in the league, they draft like champs.
Last year:Mark Clayton, Dan Cody (steal at mid-2), Adam Terry (also steal)
2004: no 1st
2003: Terrell Suggs, Boller (well Suggs is good), Musa at 3rd
2002: 1st- Ed Reed, 2nd- Anthony Weaver
2001: 1st- Todd Heap, 2nd- Gary Baxter, 4th Edgerton Hartwell
2000: Jamal, 6th Adalius Thomas (multi-Pro Bowler for Special Teams)
1999: 1st- CMac, 4th- Brandon Stokley
1998: 1st-Duane Starks (off year, I guess... he's the only name)
1997: 1st-Bowlware, 2nd-Jamie Sharper
1996: 1a-Ray Lewis, 1b-Ogden
make your Boller cracks if you want, but the Ravens have been (I'll go as far as to say) the most successful team in the last decade in evaluating talent and not having busts on their roster (not ones they draft, anyways). And the Ravens were one of the teams that popularized the BPA draft style.
Point being, if Oakland drafts Young, I'll commend them. Best player available if he falls to 7.