Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ravens unjustly criticized for not drafting a wide receiver

Many have criticized the Ravens for ignoring their needs at wide receiver on draft day. The way we hear it the Ravens coveted Michael Crabtree yet they didn’t foresee a scenario in which he would become a Raven given the costs to move up into the Top 10 of the draft. The other receiver that they may have given consideration to at No. 26 (had they stayed there) was Rutgers’ Kenny Britt. The team was never high on Darrius Heyward-Bey as a first round choice and the more time they spent with North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks, the less they liked him.

The team had high second round grades on wide receivers Brian Robiskie from Ohio State and Mohamed Massaquoi out of Georgia but both were chosen by the Cleveland Browns at picks 36 and 50 respectively. Had either been available at no. 57 they likely would have been a Baltimore Raven.

Beyond that, the Ravens simply ranked players at other positions higher than the remaining draft eligible wide receivers and remained true to their draft board.


The Truth said...

Cleveland should spend more time worrying about their lame ass defense and not continually looking over their shoulder for the Ravens next move. Cleveland SUCKS!