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THE GENIUS OF OZZIE NEWSOME: Best/Worst Picks by round, position

NFL Draft THE GENIUS OF OZZIE NEWSOME: Best/Worst Picks by round, position

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The Ravens have received their fair share of accolades over the years for their collective acumen on draft day. Ozzie Newsome as long been lauded as one of if not the best general manager in the league when it comes to possessing a keen eye for collegiate talent.

Of course no one is perfect particularly on draft day. In this edition of The Genius of Ozzie Newsome we’ll take a look at the best and worst of the Wizard’s work by round and then by position.

Keep in mind that these lists are the byproduct of our scoring system which you can examine here. This system takes into consideration games started, tenure with the team and Pro Bowl appearances. And since it is the scouts that we are evaluating and the Ravens have always touted best player available, it is only fair that player picks are penalized if they ultimately proved to be inferior performers to players chosen after them.

And in some cases the penalties were severe.

Later on, we’ll present lists that have a bit more subjectivity and opinion. For now, we’ll present the players as determined by the scoring method.
 
BEST/WORST DRAFT PICKS BY ROUND (Points)
 
Round 
Best 
Worst 
LB Ray Lewis (555)  
CB Duane Starks (-170) 
DE Anthony Weaver (112) 
CB DeRon Jenkins (-16) 
G Marshal Yanda (88) 
RB Jay Graham (-139) 
FB Le’Ron McClain (136) 
T Sammie Williams (-68) 
G Edwin Mulitalo (220) 
LB Roderick Green (-16) 
DE Adalius Thomas (182) 
DE Cedric Woodard (-60) 
G Brian Rimpf (20) 
QB Wes Pate (-10) 
 
BEST/WORST DRAFT PICKS BY POSITION (Points)
 
Position 
Best 
Worst 
Quarterback 
Joe Flacco (59) 
Wes Pate (-10) 
Running Back 
Jamal Lewis (191) 
Jay Graham (-139) 
Fullback 
Le’Ron McClain 
Ovie Mughelli (42) 
Tight End 
Todd Heap (282) 
Cam Quayle (0) 
Tackle 
Jonathan Ogden (474) 
Sammie Williams (-68) 
Guard 
Edwin Mulitalo (220) 
Richard Mercier (-30) 
Center 
Jason Brown (98) 
Joe Maese (8) 
Wide Receiver
Jermaine Lewis (92) 
Travis Taylor (-73) 
Defensive End 
Adalius Thomas (182) 
Cedric Woodard (-60) 
Defensive Tackle 
Haloti Ngata (177) 
Arthur Jones (2) 
Linebacker 
Ray Lewis (555) 
Roderick Green (-16) 
Safety 
Ed Reed (335) 
Gerome Sapp (0) 
Cornerback 
Chris McAlister (294) 
Duane Starks (-170) 
Punter 
Sam Koch (75) 
Dave Zastudil (55) 
Kicker 
N/A 
N/A 

 

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