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    Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)



    While I never thought that he was 1st round value, I had a good call on Travis Frederick (Wisconsin to Dallas) for 2013. For 2014, I'm coming back to Travis...Travis Swanson. I'm still forming an opinion on him, but he handled himself vs. Alabama nicely.

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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    Big fan in the 2nd or 3rd round.

    Maybe Gino continues to improve? If the Ravens are picking in the top 20 I can't see them going center...
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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    What solo said. Swanson looks real good. Not top half of round 1 good though. And let's see if Gino's kind of improved play of late keeps happening.




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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    No, sir. Definitely wasn't proposing we'd burn a 1st on him.
    Even with as much as I love/loved Frederick, I didn't value him in the 1st either.


    FWIW...FSU and UNC have good centers as well. Hope to pull some film off the DVRs this weekend.
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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    Oh, sorry-I did not mean to imply that you thought of him as a 1st rounder. Looking forward to you comparing Swanson to the other centers.




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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    He's a big, physical and nasty player. Been called a dirty player by a few teams too.




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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    So with Grasu remaining in school another year, this year's center group seems fairly thin. I ask you all: how big of a priority is it to get a center in the top half of the draft? Is Geno's somewhat improved play giving cause for hope that maybe we don;t need to prioritize a center?




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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    Quote Originally Posted by ursula View Post
    So with Grasu remaining in school another year, this year's center group seems fairly thin. I ask you all: how big of a priority is it to get a center in the top half of the draft? Is Geno's somewhat improved play giving cause for hope that maybe we don;t need to prioritize a center?
    I think the best way forward is to simply sign a veteran center to compete with Gino, but someone better than AQ Shipley.




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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I think the best way forward is to simply sign a veteran center to compete with Gino, but someone better than AQ Shipley.
    This.


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    Re: Center prospect - Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

    I actually think leachisabeast brings up a valid point.

    Gino has been playing better the past few weeks. Not great, but better. In fact, against the Steelers is was Oher who was beat like a drum.

    If Gino continues his upward trend, does center become less of a priority?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I actually think leachisabeast brings up a valid point.

    Gino has been playing better the past few weeks. Not great, but better. In fact, against the Steelers is was Oher who was beat like a drum.

    If Gino continues his upward trend, does center become less of a priority?
    Right now, as bmorecareful has already said, AQ and Oher have been the weaknesses on our line. How the Ravens continue to insist on playing AQ over Reid with his current performance is beyond me. AQ can't play guard his arms are way too short, and the dude's barely 6'1.

    Since the cincy game Gino has looked like an average NFL starter, that is developing. That's pretty much all you can ask from a 2nd year 4th rd pick out of Delaware.

    I'm sure trap disagrees with us though, all those fumbles that he's caused this year is too much to take for him!




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Right now, as bmorecareful has already said, AQ and Oher have been the weaknesses on our line. How the Ravens continue to insist on playing AQ over Reid with his current performance is beyond me. AQ can't play guard his arms are way too short, and the dude's barely 6'1.

    Since the cincy game Gino has looked like an average NFL starter, that is developing. That's pretty much all you can ask from a 2nd year 4th rd pick out of Delaware.

    I'm sure trap disagrees with us though, all those fumbles that he's caused this year is too much to take for him!
    Shipley over Jah Reid is a mysterious choice to me too. Shipley is just not an NFL guard--maybe in an emergency, but he is severely lacking in the athleticism department and he has the body type of a bowling ball with T-Rex arms. Jah Reid was decent as a fill-in LG last year and offers good positional value, but he's been mostly inactive this year and seems to have worked his way into the team's doghouse for some reason or another.




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