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07-13-2007 09:26 PM #1
Which Ravens Rookie...
Which Ravens Rookie will have the biggest impact on the team this year?
07-13-2007 09:47 PM #2
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Went with Figurs for the obvious reasons. He has blazing speed as a returner and is probably going to win the job and be on the field more than any other player on the list other than Grubbs. Grubbs plays a position where it is hard to make an impact or at least a big enough one to be noticed. Barnes is the sleeper if he can find a role in the DL or LB rotation as a pass rusher.
07-13-2007 09:50 PM #3
I definately agree with everything you said. I've been hearing great things about Figurs. He's got my vote. I also went with Grubbs simply because I'm excited we're getting some young O Guards and Tackles...something I think we desperately needed. I also think Burgess is an interesting player...but probably not for this year.
07-13-2007 11:38 PM #4Plus Member Since 02/03 Hall of Fame
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I picked Barnes. I anticipate him filling in on some passing downs and making some things happen.
07-17-2007 02:07 AM #5
I picked Barnes too. From the sounds of it he will have the opportunity to earn some playing time on passing downs rushing the QB. I would have picked McClain, since he may well make the top of the depth chart at FB........but with McGahee it sounds like they'll mostly be running out of 1-back sets, so the FB may not see many plays. Look for Burgess to open some eyes on ST.
07-21-2007 09:10 PM #6Released Released
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I went with Figures too. Kid has tons of talent plus Hester gave a peek as to how much of an impact a returner can actually have in a game, and not only that but as a rookie too.
Also if you put him in a 4 or 5 wide set the defense has to at least account for him, if not the next time the see him will be about 5 yards deep in the endzone dancing after burning every single one of them
07-28-2007 09:59 AM #7
Figurs beat hester in a race...
He could make this team unstoppable with what he could do in the return game.
07-28-2007 02:30 PM #8
If he works on catching the ball (he had some difficulties in college), Figurs could wind up being the steal of the entire draft.
08-09-2007 10:54 AM #9
I think Barnes. If any of the LB's go down, you have to think he's next in line. He could really step up and make a name for himself, as most skilled LB's in a Ryan system.
08-13-2007 01:39 AM #10
I went with McClain because it seems like Billick always gravitates back to an I-formation offense as the season progresses and the fullback takes on a more important role. After 6 games of running a lot of 2 TE sets, the offense finally got going after Fassel was canned and Billick brought back the I. Ovie Mughelli earned a nice paycheck in free agency from his emergence that was spurred on by this change.
I think that they drafted for the future and not the present with this draft. In 3-4 years we'll probably be talking about Grubbs and Gaither as the impact players as they work their way into the lineup when Ogden and Flynn's careers wind down. McClain will be the first one to crack the starting lineup so he will probably be the most noticeable rookie to start with.
I'm intrigued by Figurs, but I'm not sure he'll be the go-to return guy to start. We already have a damn good one in B.J. Sams even with the baggage he brings.
08-13-2007 08:19 PM #11
I went with the safe pick - Grubbs.
I hope I am wrong, though.
I hope Grubbs is a great guard.
But, it would be nice for a real pleasant surprise in Figurs or Barnes breaking out."
Hopefully both will have us saying "BJ who" and "AD who" ?
A dark horse is Burgess. As I write this I watch the Ravens vs Eagles and Burgess just sacked the QB. It was a great one-handed sack. He just grabbed the QB's jersey and SLAMMED him to the turf.
Gaither looks real good, too.
It is real early, but this draft class is already looking like a Ravens "classic".
08-14-2007 12:15 AM #12
Watching the game tonight you can't help but be excited about the present and the future of this team.
08-14-2007 12:49 AM #13
Antwan Barnes is a beast. The kid is fast and relentless. This draft is going to prove to have been very deep for us, IMO.
08-14-2007 10:09 AM #14
Last edited by Bosibus; 08-14-2007 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Clarification
08-14-2007 10:42 AM #15