09-20-2009, 04:16 PM #1
Greatest all-time Ravens draft picks
I want other's opinions as to who have (so far) been the greatest draft picks by the Ravens in our history. That means guys that we've drafted ... not guys that we've claimed, undrafted free agents, etc. Guys that we have actually drafted.
Here are my top 10:
1. Ray Lewis
2. Jonathan Ogden
3. Ed Reed
4. Terrell Suggs
5. Peter Boulware
6. Todd Heap
7. Jamal Lewis
8. Chris McAlister
9. Joe Flacco
10. Haloti Ngata
*Duane Starks, Adalius Thomas, and Jermaine Lewis are honorable mentions*
Flacco could very well move way up on this list if he keeps at the pace he's going, or even improving- which I think we all know he will. So by the time Flacco calls it quits... years and years and years from now... he could very well be a top 5 draft pick. It also seems very possible that guys like Ray Rice and Michael Oher could crack the list and knock off guys like Jamal or McAlister, but that's an awfully high bar for them to raise above.
Either way, when you look at the names on this list, you REALLY have to give props to Ozzie. I challenge any GM (even New England) to match our draft record. While the Patriots have perennial Pro Bowlers come out of their recent drafts, the Ravens have 2 locks for the Hall of Fame, while Ed Reed is making his case as well. Plus we have Pro Bowlers, too.
Hats off to the Wizard of Oz.
Who's on your Top 10?
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09-20-2009, 07:03 PM #2
Re: Greatest all-time Ravens draft picks
I think you nailed the list. I'll say Ed Reed is a HOFer. 43 INTs since 2003, mutilpe 100+ yard returns. Just a game changer."It is an undeniable and may I say fundamental quality of man that when faced with extinction, every alternative is preferable." —Leonard Church