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Ravens Draft and OL Tidbits

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Bluestang, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Bluestang

    Bluestang Well-Known Member

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    In the last 6 years the Ravens have drafted 7 WRs, 6 RBs, and 3 TEs:

    2007: WR - Yamon Figurs (3), RB - Le'Ron McClain (4)
    2008: WR - Marcus Smith (4), WR - Justin Harper (7), RB - Ray Rice (2), RB - Allen Patrick (7)
    2009: RB - Cedric Peerman (5), TE - Davon Drew (5)
    2010: WR - David Reed (5), TE - Ed Dickson (3), TE - Dennis Pitta (4)
    2011: WR - Torrey Smith (2), WR - Tandon Doss (4), RB - Anthony Allen (7)
    2012: WR - Tommy Streeter (6), RB - Bernard Pierce (3)

    Their starting RB was Ray Rice.

    Their starting WRs were Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, while Jacoby Jones was the #3.

    The starting TE was Ed Dickson but he missed some time due to various injuries so Dennis Pitta started in his place.

    In that same time frame they have also drafted 3 Gs, and 6 Ts:

    2007: G - Ben Grubbs (1), T - Marshall Yanda (3)
    2008: G - Oniel Cousins (3), T - David Hale (4)
    2009: T - Michael Oher (1)
    2010: T - Ramon Harewood (6)
    2011: T - Jah Reid (3)
    2012: T - Kelechi Osemel (2), G - Gino Gradkowski (4)

    The intended starting OL for the start of the 2012 season was:

    LT: Bryant McKinnie
    LG: Bobbie Williams
    C: Matt Birk
    RG: Marshal Yanda
    RT: Michael Oher

    However, on opening day the Ravens reshuffled the OL due to performance issues and this group was unveiled:

    LT: Michael Oher
    LG: Ramon Harewood
    C: Matt Birk
    RG: Marshal Yanda
    RT: Kelechi Osemele

    This group proved to be incosistent as McKinnie was benched until the WC playoff game, and Michael Oher gave up 8 sacks, 9 QB hits, and 26 QB hurries from the LT spot. Ramon Harewood was benched after 5 games, and Kelechi Osemele was moved to LG, also in the WC playoff game, after an inconsistent regular season at RT (gave 7 sacks, 5 QB hits, and 25 QB hurries)

    The playoff/SB OL group:

    LT: Bryant McKinnie
    LG: Kelechi Osemele
    C: Matt Birk
    RG: Marshall Yanda
    RT: Michael Oher

    As a group they gave up 4 sacks, 3 QB hits and 15 QB hurries total during their playoff run.

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