Like the Vikings in 2003, the Ravens allowed the clock to expire on their allotted time for making a first-round draft pick. Like the Vikings in 2003, the Ravens were trying to trade the pick when they ran out of time.
This time around, however, the team that saw the seconds tick away won’t have to carry around the embarrassment. Per Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo has accepted the blame for the situation.
“It was our fault,” Angelo said. “They did everything according to the rules. . . . We had a disconnect. Whatever you hear, Baltimore did everything right.”
Angelo claimed that the Bears were trying to trade up in order to get the guy that they drafted with the 29th selection, Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi. Apparently, the Bears feared that the Chiefs would take Carimi with the 27th pick. The Chiefs instead took receiver Jonathan Baldwin.
Then again, it’s possible that the Bears were actually targeting Baldwin.