Pre-Draft Questions


Right now, the rest of the league has draft fever.  The Ravens, and I, among many fans, do not.  We just came off supporting a surprise 11-5 season, with a very disappointing end.  The team could get star Anquan Boldin, but right now, that is a question mark to whether it will happen.  There are just too many stories in this draft to know what will happen at #26.  Here are a list of questions leading up to the draft, in no particular order:

  1. Will the Ravens acquire Anquan Boldin?
  2. The Lions will draft Matt Stafford #1.  Or will they?
  3. Which OT will go first: Jason Smith or Eugene Monroe
  4. Will Andre Smith get his name called in the top 10?
  5. What will the Chiefs do now that they signed Zach Taylor?
  6. WHERE IS CRABTREE GOING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
  7. Will Mark Sanchez end up going before Stafford if Stafford takes a Brady Quinn-style slide?  The 49ers say they don’t want Stafford.
  8. How far will Darius Heyward-Bey fall?  Will he go to Oakland at #7, or Baltimore at #26, or somewhere in between?
  9. Who will fall the farthest?
  10. Who will rise the highest?
  11. Will Tampa Bay take a QB?
  12. Will the Jets take a QB?
  13. Will there be any huge, unexpected draft day or pre-draft day trades?
  14. Will there be more than 1 running back drafted?  Could there be 4?
  15. Where will Malcolm Jenkins, once considered one of the draft’s best players, go after a sub-par combine performance and at other workouts?
  16. Will Roger Goodell say any unfamiliar names in the first round?  Who will they be?
  17. Will the Ravens continue with another stellar draft?  Will one of the usual bust-producing teams bomb another one?
  18. Who will eventually come out as the draft’s best player?

As you can see, the pick at #26 has a lot that can lead to it’s result.