With The Draft upcoming, i thought it would be appropriot to take a look at some of the shining accomplishment and most glaring faults in terms of draft picks.
First I will be starting with The Ravens 10 worst draft picks. I have a few parameters here.
- No picks outside of round 3 were considered. It isnt really fair to call a seventh rounder a bad pick because he never played.
- No Current Starters, a starter cant really be considered a bad pick unless they were a high pick who hasn’t paned out(spoiler alert, the Ravens don’t have any of those).
Those arent shackling restraints, but because the Ravens draft so well in the first three rounds, this was actually a bit of a challenge. This list is riddled with career ending injuries(or series of injuries) and crazy improbable events that changed the career of the player involved.
One of the guys who just couldn’t get healthy was Dan Cody.
The Ravens drafted Cody out of Oklahoma in the second round of the 2006 draft. The Ravens drafted Cody to be a featured linebacker, but Cody battled injury for his entire NFL career and appeared in just 2 games logging just one tackle.
Cody isnt higher on the list because i took some sympathy on guys that had injury issues as opposed to guys that just werent any good. Cody was a solid player, he would have been a good pro, but he was just never ever ever on the field. After 4 seasons he was released by the Ravens and never played for another team.