About Joe Wedra

Joe Wedra

Joe is an NFL enthusiast that spends way too much time studying tape, but he wouldn't want it any other way. Joe can be found on Twitter @JoeWedra, where he'll tweet out everything from Ravens analysis to scouting reports on Division II offensive line prospects...all for the love of the game!

A Conference Call With Mike Mayock

2013 NFL Draft
On Thursday afternoon, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock took time for a media conference call to talk about everything related to the NFL Draft. Below, you’ll find some notable bullet-points from Mayock’s chat, including what he thinks the Ravens will do with the 17th pick. RELATED TO THE SELECTION AT 17 The Ravens are one of the best drafting teams in the NFL. Eric DeCosta and Ozzie Newsome received a lot of credit. He feels that trading back is a big option. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will probably be gone at 17....

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Offensive Tackles Rounds 4-7

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ravens Draft History Round 6

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1996 (172) Dexter Daniels, LB, Florida The Ravens didn’t start their late-round selections off with a bang with this pick as Daniels never made an impact with the team. He played in just a few games during the ’96 season and he wasn’t able to start in the NFL after his short time with the Ravens. GRADE: D 1996 (186) James Roe, WR, Norfolk State The Norfolk State receiver came in and stuck around with the team, but he didn’t make much of an impact. In 1997 and 1998, he reeled in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ravens Draft History Round 5

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Last week, we touched down on Round 4 of the Ravens draft history. This week we’ll focus on Round 5 where the Ravens clearly found some value. 1996 (153) Jermaine Lewis, WR, Maryland The first 5th round draft pick in team history was a local one as the front office decided to take a chance on a home-grown receiver. Lewis, a track-and-field star, established himself as one of the league’s best kick-returners. While he did have an impact in the Ravens air-attack, he mainly stood out as an ace in the return-game. The multi-purpose...

RAVENS DRAFT HISTORY: Round 4

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Last week, we took a look at what the Ravens have been able to get out of the third round in the draft. Despite the many busts, there were a few bright spots that helped the team win in the long-term. This week, we flash back to some of the team’s fourth round picks to see what kind of success the front office has had there. (REMINDER: The fourth round this year will kick off “Day Three” in the draft. It will begin May 10th.) 1997 (118) Tyrus McCloud, LB,...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Offensive Tackles Round 3

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy for...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Offensive Tackles Round 2

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Click Here for Interior O-Line Prospect Analysis Click Here for Wide Receiver Prospect Analysis Click Here for Free Safety Prospects Click Here for Round 1 Tackle Prospects If the Ravens decide to go...

RAVENS DRAFT HISTORY: Round 3

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Last Friday, we looked over the Ravens’ 2nd round draft history and explored who lived up to their stock. Today, we’ll be checking out Round Three to see how the Ravens have fared after many of the top players are off the board. 1997 (64) Jay Graham, RB, Tennessee While the Ravens took Graham hoping he could make an impact, they never saw great production from the Tennessee alum. In his rookie season, he complied just 299 yards on the ground. After a 1998 season where he rushed for just 109...

RAVENS DRAFT HISTORY: Round 2

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Last Friday, we explored the history of Ravens’ first-round selections. Some lived up to their draft stock, others weren’t able to stay with the team and make even a minimal impact. Let’s take a look at Round Two and see what the history looks like after the stars of the first round are off the board. 1996 (55) DeRon Jenkins, CB, Tennessee The third Baltimore Raven ever selected in a draft never lived up to his second-round selection. He never made it to the Super Bowl team of 2000 and...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Round 1 ~ Offensive Tackle

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of rounds 1, 2, 3 and 6 and then again with four compensatory picks to be announced this week at the Owners’ Meetings...

RAVENS DRAFT HISTORY: Round 1

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1996 (4): Jonathan Ogden The original Raven, Ogden made his mark on the league for years. The massive lineman went to the Pro Bowl 11 times, missing just one season, his rookie year. There’s no doubt that he was the best offensive lineman in Baltimore Ravens history – did the current Hall of Famer do enough during his career to be named the best first-rounder of all time? GRADE A+ 1996 (26): Ray Lewis You might know who this future Hall of Famer is. Lewis was a member of both...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Late Round/UDFA Free Safeties

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Free Safeties Rounds 5-6

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...

Another Potential WR Option: Andre Roberts

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Names like Eric Decker and Hakeem Nicks have dominated free agency talks throughout Baltimore in the recent weeks. Both fans and journalists have thrown out marquee names that could be potential options on the Ravens’ radar. It’s possible the team uses some spending money on a big name, but Ozzie and Co. are likely thinking elsewhere. It’s easy to throw out a name like Decker and hope the Ravens brass throw out a big chunk of change to acquire him, but wouldn’t it make more sense to look at the...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Free Safeties Round 4

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Florida State
As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Free Safeties Round 3

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As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Free Safeties Round 2

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s a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...

More Doom in Store for 2014?

New York Jets v Baltimore Ravens
With the news of Ray Rice’s alleged assault and even Dallas winning the NFL Draft coin flip, it’s been a rough 48 hours for the Ravens. It’s been so brutal, the Orioles are the Baltimore team with positive off-season news. That’s right; Peter Angelos himself has beaten the Ravens in the “good news” department. To ease the pain a bit, I took some time to study Elvis Dumervil’s 2013 tape. (Hat tip to @SupermanRob2914 on Twitter) What I found was interesting and provides clues as to what his 2014 season...

BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Offseason Primer – Cincinnati

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You could describe the Bengals’ 2013 season in a variety of ways, but the term that seems the most fitting is “predictable”. On paper the Bengals might be a Championship caliber team, but the play of Andy Dalton was certain to kick Cincinnati’s Super Bowl hopes to the curb in 2013. Sometimes all it takes is one weak link for a team to unravel and ultimately collapse. For the Bengals to finally reach the promised land – or heck, even win a playoff game for the first time since the...

DRAFT PROSPECTS: Free Safeties Round 1

NCAA Football: Alabama at Texas A&M
As a part of our coverage here at Russell Street Report, we’ll be featuring the best prospects all across the board in any situation the Ravens might come across. Whether it’s a receiver in the first round, a quarterback in the sixth, or a guard in the third, we’ll cover the Ravens best options in any scenario. Barring any trades, the team will pick in the middle of each round—so we’ll see who is available when the Ravens are projected to select their upcoming stars. This will make it easy...