One of the storylines heading into Day 2 of the NFL Draft is that the Ravens, after trading out of the eighth pick, moved back up to No. 18 to grab their latest franchise quarterback, Joe Flacco. FanHouse's Josh Alper, like most of us, is skeptical of the selection, but NFL Network's Mike Mayock is here to assuage your concerns, Ravens fans accustomed to mediocre quarterback play.
Here's what he had to offer during this morning's Total Access recap/preview show:
"I had some people make comments to me last night, 'Why did they go back to [the] 18[th-overall pick]? Did they really need to get [Flacco] like that? Come on, how good a football player is this guy?'Um, yeah, Brady Quinn disagrees.
Let me put it in perspective: Brady Quinn -- everybody thought was a top-10 pick last year -- Brady Quinn, as far as physical skill set, can't carry his jock."
Mayock, apparently not actually referring to junk-grabbing abilities, adds: "[Flacco] throws the ball naturally, he's got Pro Bowl potential all over him. Now, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron: it's on you, pal." And if it doesn't work out, just blame Brian Billick.