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25. Seattle: Carpenter; 26. Kansas City: Baldwin; 27. Baltimore: Smith; 28. New Orleans: Ingram

Nick Saban appeared stunned that Alabama tackle James Carpenter, who was not in a single mock draft that I’d seen, was selected in the first round by Seattle.

This will be regarded as a huge reach to everyone but the Seahawks.

Kansas City, picking at No. 26 after Baltimore passed for reasons yet unexplained, selected Pittsburgh wide receiver wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, giving the Raiders an angular second target to defend along with Dwayne Bowe.

Any chance the Raiders had of taking Jimmy Smith out of Colorado to guard either Bowe or Baldwin ended when Baltimore determined it was OK with the character risks of a top 10 talent and took him at No. 27.

Two words explain why Baltimore feels they can get Smith to toe the line: Ray Lewis. Two more: Ed Reed.

New England traded out of the No. 28 spot so New Orleans could take former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram of Alabama. The Patriots picked up a second round pick and a first round choice next year.

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  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    # bcz24 Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    r8eray Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I CALLED IT!!!!I CALLED IT!!
    *********
    Really? You had the Saints trading up for Ingram?
    ________________________________________________________

    LOL…

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    I might as well go to bed..

  • bcz24

    WOW. NE got a 1st and a 2nd for the 28? Fukin Belichik

  • TerrapinRaider

    Jerry. You high?

  • Dakota

    41.TerrapinRaider Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    with the B’more fiasco …was the Davis screwing around? Strange.
    __________________

    It never had anything to do with the Raiders. Baltimore and Chicago were discussing a trade and it got messed up, so KC jumped in and drafted a WR and then Baltimore took Smith….then NE traded to NO and NO took the heisman RB.

    I think….

  • TerrapinRaider

    Dakota ..who reported that?

  • Dakota

    ESPN…..so take it with a grain lol

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    # TerrapinRaider Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Dakota ..who reported that?
    ________________________________________________________

    Dakota did…

  • JB

    We really don’t have anything/anybody to trade other than 2012 draft picks. I don’t see AD moving up. Just draft at least 3 OL. The good news is that this draft is heavy with O & D linemen. The Wiz, if he’s the right guy will be available in the third. Marcus Cannon may be available in the 4th or 5th. So who is our #2 pick?

  • bcz24

    NE picks at 33 anyways and they get an extra 2 this year and a 1 next year. Ridiculous.

  • SharkCatcher

    Jimmy Smith looks like the real deal.

  • bcz24

    Jimmy Smith couldnt have ended up in a better place for a guy with character issues.

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    here is a funny thought.. if the new CBA came and they would drop the future drafts, Browns and Patriots would probably be pretty pissed =) LOL

  • EMRaiders

    As much as we hate NE, you can’t be mad at them. That’s some crafty wheeling and dealing.

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    #

    # JB Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    We really don’t have anything/anybody to trade other than 2012 draft picks. I don’t see AD moving up. Just draft at least 3 OL. The good news is that this draft is heavy with O & D linemen. The Wiz, if he’s the right guy will be available in the third. Marcus Cannon may be available in the 4th or 5th. So who is our #2 pick?
    _______________________________________________________

    true.. I actually hope we dont trade…

    regardoing wiz, I see him purely as a ZBS guy… cable will probably pick him LOL

  • bcz24

    # La Milicia Negra Says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    here is a funny thought.. if the new CBA came and they would drop the future drafts, Browns and Patriots would probably be pretty pissed =) LOL
    **************
    No chance the draft gets dropped. Too much of a money maker.

  • JB

    Marcus Cannon will be our 4th or 5th round Michael Bush type steal. At least I hope that’s the way it turns out.

  • JB

    AD offered up an overhead projector as trade bait but nobody bought.

  • EMRaiders

    An overhead projector and the blueprints to the envy of the league, the mythical “bed and breakfast” offense.

  • JB

    Having to wait until tomorrow really sucks.

  • priesttj

    Good we didn’t trade up now we can do our business right, we’ll get a good player at #48 just as good as the players that are going right now except maybe Jimmy Smith. The rest are good players but there is some very good talent left. We’ll be just fine trust me!!

  • irjonny

    dam i wanted gabe carimi

  • JB

    So who is going to be our #2 pick?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    well its our #1 pick… its just in the 2nd round

  • priesttj

    Colin Kaepernick at #48 it’s a lock……….

    We didn’t need to trade up Gabe Carimi is no better than a 2nd rnd pick why move up to get that guy??

  • JB

    Who?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    BHP..

    yeah lets draft another Jammy..

  • priesttj

    I would love for DaQuan Bowers to be there at #48

  • priesttj

    Who’s jammy?

  • http://www.actionext.com/playlist_57486.html La Milicia Negra

    well thats it…. Im hitting the sack.. its 0540 here, so iguess I deserve some sleep, now tha Al didnt trade up into the 1st round…

    Nite Gents!

  • JB

    Before his diagnosis of Lymphoma, I wanted Marcus Cannon but with that news, even though it’s curable, he should drop to the 4th or 5th rounds at the earliest. #48 pick is too high for the Wiz, assuming they are even considering him. TJ could be right. AD may just go for either a QB, TE or CB at 48.

  • irjonny

    i’m glad we didn’t trade with the way the draft went this round. if we want to trade up tomorrow before buffalo, mia, cle, ari, etc. and still trade our 1st in 2012 we would get a lot more picks. i wanted carimi, but you’re right we can get someone maybe as good in the 2nd.

  • irjonny

    i really think the dolphins take kappy if he’s there tomorrow

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Priest, he doesn’t play o-line, give it up, and Mallet went to the 2nd rd, so go figure…..

  • irjonny
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