If you were watching the Ravens pick at number 26 in last night’s NFL draft, you were likely just as confused as us and Chris Berman when the Ravens passed their first round pick. Initially it seemed the team had fumbled or failed to negotiate a trade, but as Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com points out, it was all the Bears’ fault.
The Ravens on announced later in the evening on their twitter feed that they had negotiated a trade with the Bears with two minutes and thirty seconds remaining, but that the Bears didn’t confirm it with the league.
Bears’ general Manager Jerry Angelo confirmed the news and accepted the blame for the error.
“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.