Wraith Posted February 18, 2008 Report Share Posted February 18, 2008 Here is my Premise. Miami, Atlanta and Baltimore are essentially starting the season without a starting caliber QB on their roster. Yes, I know Beck was a second rounder last season and I know that Boller looked ok last season for Baltimore but the facts are that neither QB is going to win you many games and neither QB would start for any other team (Beck might start for KC but probably not). These three teams must come out of the draft with either Ryan, or Brohm, or Woodson, or Henne, or Flacco. Atlanta is a slam dunk for Either Ryan or Brohm. Baltimore will go with Brohm or Ryan if either is available at 8. Miami is saying the right things but when presented with the opportunity to draft a game changing QB I believe they succumb to the pressure and select Ryan. This starts a domino, Atlanta who cannot NOT draft a QB in round one will take Brohm. This leaves Baltimore. Baltimore could wait for the second round to roll around, could try and trade back up to the mid 20's, but there are several teams (San Francisco, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Chicago, Philadelphia) that could jump on a QB in Round 1 and leave Baltimore without a good prosepct and entering the season with Troy Smith, Kyle Boller, or Steve (Methuselah) McNair is a daunting prospect even if you look at 2008 as a rebuilding project. I believe that one of the remaining QBs after Brohm and Ryan will emerge from the pack as a clear #3 prospect (my bet is Woodson) and Baltimore will be sorely tempted to jump on that prospect at #8 rather than leaving it to fate.Every draft since 2001 has had a DB go top 8With that all said.1) Miami, Matt Ryan, QB, BC *see above*2) St. Louis, Chris Long, DE, Virginia *best player available and it fills a need*3) Atlanta, Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville *see above*4) Oakland, Glen Dorsey, DT, LSU *Warren Sapp replacement*5) Kansas City, Jake Long, OT, Michigan *no team needs O-Line more*6) New York Jets, Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas *if he falls to the Jets he will be a no-brainer pick*7) New England, Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami *Rodney Harrison replacement*8) Baltimore, Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky *see above*9) Cincinnati, Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC *duh* Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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