Think back to a long time ago when Ravens fans were on the verge of rioting.
Nope, not that long. You're thinking of the post-Super Bowl Party.
I'm talk about around five days ago when every major news organization was trading Ravens stock for scrap metal and Ravens diehards could barely look at M&T Bank Stadium in the same way.
Then came Sunday night.
In the post-Dumervil world, everyone has suddenly remembered one thing: Ozzie Newsome is an absolute genius. Let's quickly recap before we get to the draft: Lewis and Birk retired, Boldin was traded to San Francisco, Kruger and Ellerbe were overpaid in free agency and Pollard was cut. Oh yeah, and some guy named Ed Reed took a bigger deal in Houston.
Fast-forward a few days and Ravens fans should be smiling. Newsome signed Dumervil, a proven veteran and three-time Pro Bowler, a solid Chris Canty and Marcus Spears for less than the Browns paid for Paul Kruger. (Kurger is 27 and Dumervil is 29, by the way.)
Now the Ravens look poised to sign Michael Huff, another dependable veteran and an ideal Pollard replacement.
Let all of that slowly digest. Then think about the fact that Newsome is going into the 2013 NFL draft with 12 draft picks. Yes, you read that right. A one followed by a two.
Please explain to me again, Jeffri Chadiha, why Dumvervil was so wrong to pick the Ravens?
Let's look at how the Ravens could use those picks.