Baltimore Ravens Draft History. It’s the same draft class that netted Baltimore a man by the name of Ray Lewis (more on him later). Per a report from ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, the Ravens will send a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 fifth-round pick to Minnesota in exchange for Ngakoue. 55 overall: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State, Andy Benoit's analysis: The Ravens absolutely love Mark Ingram because he is a highly professional runner. Reader. Sixteen seasons. He also earned four trips to the Pro Bowl. Draft status: First-round, 24th pick in 2002. That five-year span saw the former SEC star average north of 1,500 total yards while scoring a total of 41 touchdowns. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. Jermane Mayberry. These are the five names that went ahead of Ray Lewis in the 1996 NFL Draft. Equally as impressive, Baltimore earned a playoff appearance in eight of Yanda’s 13 seasons with the team. TV watcher. You can follow along with the draft pick by pick by heading to our draft tracker and checking out our grades in real time. Obviously, Ogden and Lewis are also included. All Rights Reserved. Jeff Hartings. Stop me if you've heard that one before. 71 and 98 acquired from Patriots as part of draft day trade, No. A first-round pick back in 2002, Reed played with Baltimore through the 2012 campaign. Draft status: Third-round, 86th pick in 2007. 170 acquired from Vikings as part of Kaare Vedvik trade, No. Talk about one of the best drafts in league history. He goes exactly where the play is designed to go, he gets there with just the right tempo and he consistently finishes with enough power and tenacity to muster an extra yard or two. The Baltimore Ravens were arguably the best team in the NFL throughout the 2019 regular season, finishing the year 14-2, good for the AFC's No. Scroll down to see who nabs the top spot. Marcus Jones. Seize the day, boys. 201 overall: James Proche, WR, SMU, Round 7, No. Second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson took home the NFL's MVP award and John Harbaugh won the NFL's Coach of the Year award. During his time in Baltimore Ogden opened up lanes for the likes of Priest Holmes, Jamal Lewis and Willis McGahee. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, A component with "marker-draft-tracker-nfl" slug not found to render the marker. Harrison plays with more physicality than fellow rookie Patrick Queen (the 28th overall pick) but might not quite be an NFL cover linebacker. Baltimore as a team led the NFL with a dozen Pro Bowlers and had five first-team All-Pro performers, the most of any franchise. At least eight college basketball events were expected to be held in an Orlando bubble to start the season. He finished his Ravens career having led the NFL in interceptions a whopping three times. Despite missing his sophomore campaign with a knee injury, Lewis more than proved his worth as a dominating figure during his short time with the Ravens. In the draft's later rounds, the Ravens added running back Justice Hill, guard Ben Powers, quarterback Iman Marshall, defensive tackle Daylon Mack and quarterback Trace McSorley. According to The MMQB's AFC North team needs, the Ravens don't have many major holes, but they could use additional talent at linebacker. 28 overall): Patrick Queen, LB, LSU, Andy Benoit's analysis: The Ravens entered the draft with no starting-caliber linebackers on their roster. We'll be tracking every player they take and every grade they receive for those picks in … Queen only started one season at LSU and the Ravens have a complex matchup-zone scheme that requires middle-of-the-field players to make reads and adjustments on the fly. Those in Tennessee likely took note of Greg Schiano's return-to-Rutgers debut against Michigan State. The official source of the Baltimore Ravens Draft, including news, photos and videos of each of the team's picks. The Ravens are set to pick No. In their first year as the Ravens, this “new” franchise had already picked up fellow future Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden earlier in the draft. "Carpe diem. 1 in franchise history in both areas. From 2002-06, Lewis was among the best all-around running backs in the NFL. Despite still being young in his career, Jackson has to go down as a top-10 draft pick in Ravens history. A star at Miami (F), Reed joined the Ravens while Ray Lewis was in the prime of his career. One is now on his third NFL team while the other could soon be traded. $1,000, winner takes all. We'll be tracking every player they take and every grade they receive for those picks in this space throughout draft weekend. This came with the likes of Kyle Boller and Anthony Wright at quarterback in Baltimore. As usual, the Ravens did an excellent job in the draft. On Day 2, they added to a roster strength (and their offensive identity) with the star Ohio State running back in addition to several of their favorite mid-round targets. Make your lives extraordinary," John Keating. Grade: B, Round 3, No. He recorded a whopping 200 quarterback hits and 139 sacks during that span, ranking No. 106 overall: Tyre Phillips, OT, Mississippi State, Andy Benoit's analysis: Hi Tyre, welcome to the Ravens. And because the Ravens so often play with dime personnel—meaning six defensive backs and just one linebacker—MacDonald can focus solely on Queen when he’s on the field in dime (which, this team hopes, will be on a majority of snaps). Almost certainly, the Ravens see Dobbins in a similar light as Ingram (who, it should be noted, will turn 32 in December and is in the final year of his contract next year). Problem solved. In a sign that Reed was among the best safeties to ever suit up, Baltimore finished in the top-10 of the NFL in scoring defense eight times during his 11-year tenure with the team. To be clear, Flacco finds himself on this list solely because of his performance in the 2012 NFL Playoffs and his MVP performance in the Super Bowl that season. Together, they formed one of the greatest defensive tandems in the modern history of the NFL. Contributor at Forbes. 143 overall: Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan, Round 5, No. Boulware recorded seven-plus sacks in each of his first seven seasons, including double-digit numbers three times. Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. Known for his passionate play on the field and ability to pump his teammates up, Lewis’ career came to a culmination with a Super Bowl win following the 2012 season. 2 option. CHECK OUT: Predicting the Top QB’s of the 2020s, Draft status: First-round, 26th pick in 1996. Talk about being a winner. Prior to retiring following the 2019 season, Yanda earned eight Pro Bowl appearances and was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 2000’s. It’s possible the plan is to let Willie Snead walk in free agency next year. Northern California native living it up in Las Vegas. Talk about being a consistent figure for such a long period of time. How Browns replace OBJ, will Baker be more efficient? Draft status: First round, 12th pick in 2006. It lost, however, in its lone postseason game to the Tennessee Titans, abruptly ending the team's quest for the Super Bowl. Editor here at Sportsnaut. Yet another player who flew under the radar during his near-decade with the team, Ngata will go down as one of the top Ravens players of all-time. Jackson also finished his first two NFL seasons having posted a 19-3 record as a starter. ESPN reported the Ravens will send a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round pick… Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. From the start of his career to his first-ballot induction into the Hall of Fame, Lewis proved to be the best Ravens player of all-time. Despite this, the former Florida State standout was dominating during his time with Baltimore. When you have one of the best-designed ground games in football, that’s all you could want from a back. That should say enough. 28 in this year's first round. He might not be as well known as Lewis or Reed, but Suggs was a standout performer in Baltimore. Once Baltimore added Lewis, one of the greatest draft classes was born. The massive 340-pound defensive tackle earned five Pro Bowl appearances with the Ravens, helping the team to a Super Bowl title during that span. Defensive back is also a potential area of need. Seasons: 25 (1996 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 219-170-1 … With that said, Flacco’s success as the Ravens’ quarterback can’t be denied. Like a lot of running backs in the modern era, Lewis’ lack of longevity hurt him. Everything You Need to Know About the NFL Draft: Sign up for Sports Illustrated’s newsletters and get complete NFL Draft coverage and analysis -- delivered right to your inbox.