My first thought was, did I just hear what I thought I heard. Then after a few hat flips and shaking of my head, I realized I did. With the sixth overall pick of the NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select OT Ronnie Stanley from ND.
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Let me start by saying this, In Ozzie I trust, but this is not the player I wanted this team take. Then to add salt to the wound, a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Ravens tried to make a trade with the Cowboys to get Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey was the player who I believe to be the best player in the draft. My frustration grew with each pick. Then then it was harder because the team that took him (Jacksonville) had already beat us once this year and then they just beat us again. I don’t know what the Cowboys were asking for, I hope it’s something out of this world for the trade not to happen.
This was a position of need we cannot trust Eugene Monroe that we know with the money we paid him and his lack of playing, I get the pick but you have to make the move for Ramsey. When Monroe does play he is very effective, the question of course is keeping him on the field.
All indications were that Monroe was working out hard and was feeling healthy for the first time in a while and he is still relatively young, there were reports that the Ravens have had it with Monroe and now we know those reports were true. If Monroe isn’t traded he will be a post June 1 cut that will save us around 6 million. I cannot imagine Monroe staying around now.
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So on to Stanley the player who I didn’t want the Ravens to take not that I don’t think he is good, because he is, All American in 2015, I hope he will be a dominant left tackle for a decade. I like my left tackle to be nasty, dirty and physical. You know our motto Play Like a Raven, I just don’t see that in him. I do trust Ozzie and the front office; it’s just gonna take a while for this one.