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    Coach Name: Shannon Thames
    Offensive Playbook: Baltimore
    Offensive Scheme: Power Run
    Defensive Playbook: Baltimore
    Defensive Scheme: zone blitz 3-4
     
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    The 2012 season was one of the worst season's in franchise history for the Baltimore Ravens. The team went 6-10 on the season but the majority of their problems were a result of the mishandling of football operations. The team lost its entire coaching staff, GM, owner, and players in a matter of weeks. After NFL execs stepped in and the dust settled, Coach Thames got the Ravens players back and went on to finish 3rd in the division. However, the morale of the team was shot and many of the Raven players wanted out of a sinking ship. After releasing or trading away a plethora of perennial pro bowlers, the 2013 Ravens will now look to rebuild the hard nosed and tough as nails team the Raven fans have come to know and love for the past 17 years.
     
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    2013 Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft Recap

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    1st Round Pick 3
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    Name: Jamal Bonner
    Position: Wide Receiver "Red Zone Threat"
    Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 243
    Age: 21
    Key Attributes: CTH 88, CIT 87, SPC 85
    Reminds me of: A young Calvin Johnson Jr.


    Analysis: How Bonner fell to the Ravens at three is mind-boggling. Bonner was considered the consensus #1 pick by all the pundits. Bonner is a legit #1 WR in the NFL and the new-look Ravens are happy to have him. He has great speed, acceleration and football knowledge. He also has the hands of an NFL veteran and he doesn't drop passes thrown to him. His only issue as a rookie is his route running but Coach Thames has personally overseen the development of Bonner's route running and route tree.

    Grade: A+


    1st Round Pick 10[​IMG]
    Name: Arik Casher
    Position: Free Safety "Playmaker"
    Height: 6'2
    Weight: 205
    Age: 21
    Key Attributes: SPD 92, MCV 86, PRC 85
    Remainds me of: Ed Reed

    Analysis: Arik Casher was a starting CB at Texas. However, he wondered if he would be the first CB drafted. He switched to FS to make sure he was the first FS taken in the draft. The Ravens were interested in Casher at CB because of his Man Coverage skills but his switch to FS made drafting him a no-brainer for the Ravens. The Ravens needed a playmaking safety and a solid starter to anchor the secondary: Casher filled both needs. The Ravens had to reach 10 spots but they got the player they wanted. Casher has 1 major issue with his game. He has to learn how to play zone defense if he wants to replace Ed Reed.

    Grade: A-

    1st Round Pick 20
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    Name: Jamille Buchanan
    Position: Defensive End "Balanced 4-3"
    Height: 6'5
    Weight: 271
    Age: 20
    Key Attributes: ACC 87, POW 80, SPD 84, STR 85
    Reminds me of: Justin Tuck clone

    Analysis: Buchanan was the best Left Defensive End remaining on the Ravens board. The Ravens liked Buchanan's speed over Ian Thompson's height. Although Thompson's 6'6" 313lb frame would have given the Ravens a monster sized defensive lineman, he was just too slow for coach Thames' liking. Buchanan has more speed on the edge.

    Grade: B+

    2nd Round Pick 29[​IMG]
    Name: Andrew Williams
    Position: Defensive End "Run Stopper 4-3"
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 290
    Age: 20
    Key Attributes: TAK 82, STR 84, POW 80
    Players reminds me of: a black version of Kyle Vanden Bosh

    Analysis: Andrew Williams was the 3rd RE on the Ravens board. The team hoped he would fall to the late 2nd Round and he did. He is the player the Ravens needed to stop those cutbacks by fast running backs. Williams new nickname is "Purple people eater" his job will be to push Left Tackles back into opposing Quarterbacks and maintain his leverage outside to force running backs inside to the linebackers.

    Grade: B+


    3rd Round Pick 10[​IMG]
    Name: Terry Howard
    Position: MLB "Cover 2"
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 230
    Age: 22
    Key Attributes: SPD 80, AGI 88, TAK 79
    Player I hope he can turn into: Jonathan Vilma

    Analysis: Howard is an okay linebacker but the question is "how will he fit the Ravens scheme?" A Tampa 2 is not necessarily a bad choice, especially considering the Ravens scheme is a 3-4 zone blitz. However, he is a bit slower than Coach Thames would like. His initial burst is a okay but his top speed is a bit un-nerving for a starter.

    Grade: B-


    4th Round Pick 10
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    Name: Jeff Wright
    Position: RG "Pass Blocker"
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 293
    Age: 22
    Key Attributes: STR 85, PBK 83, RBK 76
    Reminds me of: Brandon Moore


    Analysis: By far the worst pick by the Ravens. The Ravens needed more depth on the OL, but, was this the place to take a chance on a guy who was slotted for Round 7? surely not. Wright has good Pass Blocking ability and could be a Gem if he can develop the way the Ravens hope but right now he is more bust then baller at this point.

    Grade: D+/C


    4th Round Pick 29[​IMG]
    Name: Ruben Turner
    Position: MLB "3-4 Tackler"
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 240
    Age: 21
    Key Attributes: POW 93, TAK 86, ACC 87
    Remainds me of: Lawernce Timmons


    Analysis: Ruben Turner is a beast at MLB. The Ravens were surprised that he was still available and wasted about half a second before drafting him. Turner is a hard hitting MLB that will lay people out. Here's hoping he turns into the next Patrick Willis.

    Grade: B+

    5th Round Pick 10
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    Name: Al Bostick Position: HB "Receiving Back"
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 189
    Age: 22
    Key Attributes: AGI 96, SPD 95, SPM 97
    Reminds me of: Darren Sproles clone

    Analysis: Bostick is the prototypical 3rd down back and kick returner. He will be a nice change of pace back and a beast KR/PR. Great value pick.

    Grade: B+

    6th Round Pick 10[​IMG]
    Name: Aaron Russell
    Position: Kicker "Clutch"
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 189
    Age: 22
    Key Attributes: KPW 89, KAC 85
    Players reminds me of: Adam Vinateri

    Analysis: Best Kicker in the draft.

    Grade: A


    7th Round Pick 10
    Name: Charone Lebuanan
    Position: MLB "Cover 2"
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 200
    Age: 22
    Key Attributes: SPD 92, MCV 82, JMP 87
    Player I hope he can turn into:

    Analysis: Scrub

    Grade: NA
     
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    FS Arik Casher out 4 weeks
     
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    Free Agency Signings:

    WR Dexter Mccluster
    Wr Devin Hester
    LT Sam Baker
    LE Ziggy Hood
    RE Mike Neal
    DT Steve McClendon
    MLB Sean Lee
    CB Trumaine Block
    CB Cary Williams
    CB Josh Williams
    P TJ Conley
     
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    More FA signings:

    SS T.J. Ward
    FS Kendrick Lewis
    CB Javier Arenas
    ROLB Albert McClellan
    ROLB Vic So'oto
    LOLB Jason Worilds
    LOLB Larry English
    RT Jared Veldheer
    RG Chilo Rachal
    WR Jeremy Maclin
    WR Arrelious Benn
    HB LaRod Stephens-Howling
     
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