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Ravens: Taylor drafted to play QB

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10:18 AM ET 05.07 | Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens' sixth-round pick, was evaluated as a quarterback and was drafted as a quarterback. Because Taylor is just a little over 6-feet and because his playing style at Virginia Tech was more reminiscent of Michael Vick than Joe Flacco, there was pre-draft speculation that he might be converted to wide receiver. Not so, Newsome said.

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May 7, 2011  10:23 AM ET

He'd probably be an upgrade over Flacco.

May 7, 2011  10:56 AM ET

As a Steeler fan, I say keep Flacco,( love his late game breakdowns)

May 7, 2011  01:04 PM ET

I dunno, he was a mid-50% passer most of the way through college. Hit 60% his senior year, but 55% is more typical for the kid. The one thing that makes him interesting is that he had a 23/4 TD/INT his senior year. Maybe they think he won't have those late game breakdowns.

May 7, 2011  05:06 PM ET

i think he would be an awesome QB on a flag football team

May 7, 2011  05:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

As a Steeler fan, I say keep Flacco,( love his late game breakdowns)

With the way the officiating is, you don't need any late game breakdowns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP-upsdyupM

May 7, 2011  05:57 PM ET
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With the way the officiating is, you don't need any late game breakdowns.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP-upsdyupM

I am assuming you mean Ngata's punching Ben in the face and Heath Millers concussion neither of which were called by the officials.

May 7, 2011  09:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

As a Steeler fan, I say keep Flacco,( love his late game breakdowns)

Didn't know dropped passes by former all-pro receivers were on the QB...

May 7, 2011  11:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I am assuming you mean Ngata's punching Ben in the face and Heath Millers concussion neither of which were called by the officials.

And the referees handed the Ravens what victory again.

May 8, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'd probably be an upgrade over Flacco.

just 'cuz he's from VT don't think he's Michael Vick. He's only little better than Marcus Vick. and just 'cuz he was drafted in the 6th round, don't think he's Tom Brady. He's no upgrade over Flacco.

 
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