Originally posted by 5280High:
Wow, f*cking chicken little thread if I've ever seen one. No one hits on draft picks everytime, it's not Baalkes fault Fleming can't stay healthy, Johnson is looking like a solid contributor but will probably get cut cause of the rookie stud Lemonier, Looney has looked alright not great but alright considering he has Omgmameh next to him. LMJ is a solid role player. Slowey? Really? Lets harp on 6th and 7th round picks lol!
Baalke has hit more than missed, and even when he misses he still gets something like a pick for Mays or Baldwin for AJ. What else could a fan want? No one hits on every pick even Ozzie newsome misses allot and he is considered the best in the league at scouting. Get over it and enjoy this years class cause it will shut up all the haters for yets to come.
Ozzie Newsome has had a tremendous amount of busts over the years. But he's hit enough that he still has a great reputation.
You want to talk about a f**king horrible draft, look at the Ravens in 2004 with same-genius Newsome at the helm.
2 19(51) Dwan Edwards DT Oregon St.
3 19(82) Devard Darling* WR Wash. St.
5 21(153) Roderick Green DE Central Missouri St.
6 22(187) Josh Harris QB Bowling Grn
6 34(199) Clarence Moore WR N. Arizona
7 43(244) Derek Abney WR Kentucky
7 45(246) Brian Rimpf OT East Carolina
Even in the 2008 draft where they took Flacco in the 1st and Ray Rice in the 2nd, everything else was mostly garbage even though they had a ton of picks.
3rd round -- Tavares Gooden, inside linebacker, Miami
3rd round -- Tom Zbikowski, safety, Notre Dame
3rd round -- Oniel Cousins, tackle, UTEP
4th round -- Marcus Smith, wide receiver, New Mexico
4th round -- David Hale, guard/tackle, Weber State
6th round -- Haruki Nakamura, safety, Cincinnati
7th round -- Justin Harper, wide receiver, Virginia Tech
7th round -- Allen Patrick, running back, Oklahoma
Players Baltimore missed out on in that 3rd round alone? Jamaal Charles, Steve Slaton, Jermichael Finley, Cliff Avril, Mario Manningham, Thomas DeCoud.
There's no GM that is perfect all of the time, sometimes you hit, sometimes you miss, the good GM's simply dust themselves off, cut their losses and keep moving forward.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM ]