Originally posted by stever:
Originally posted by genus49:
I'm not a big fan of drafting Thomas there. Given how you have your draft going I'd rather see JPP or Graham there.
I think Graham raised his stock well into the first round.
Why not ? This guy is a playmaker, he gets to the ball, and he can cover. He could be our FS and Goldson the SS. Two playmakers in the backfield, doesn't sound so bad to me.
Honestly I hate drafting safeties in the first round unless they're something special. I think Thomas is a good safety but I don't see him being on the elite level so I would rather grab an All Pro type guard in Iupati or a guy who can finally give us a pass rush on a consistent basis in a guy like Graham.
I'm still holding out hope that Reggie Smith can be our FS. I don't think reaching for a need and a need which isn't even that huge is a smart thing to do.
If we improve our pass rush whoever we have back at safety starts playing a lot better. Even Ed Reed doesn't look like himself when the Ravens can't rush the passer.