Ozzie Newsome: Grading Every Ravens Draft Class

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Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) tries for an interception in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) tries for an interception in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports /

2009 NFL Draft

Draft Grade: B

Ravens Selections:

  1. Round 1: Michael Oher, OT (Ole Miss) 23rd Overall Pick
  2. Round 2: Paul Kruger, DE (Utah) 57th Overall Pick
  3. Round 3: Ladarius Webb, CB (Nicholls State) 88th Overall Pick
  4. Round 5: Jason Phillips, LB (TCU) 137th Overall Pick
  5. Round 5: Davon Drew, TE (East Carolina) 149th Overall Pick
  6. Round 6: Cedric Peerman, RB (Virginia) 185th Overall Pick

The Ravens first three draft picks were pretty good. Michael Oher had a strong first season. His performance declined in subsequent years. The 23rd overall pick was a starter on a Super Bowl team and he was with the Ravens through 2013. Paul Kruger was a good player who could get to the quarterback and make some plays. He was nothing special though. Ladarius Webb has been a good cornerback but has been hindered by injuries throughout his career.

The Ravens drafted three players that had a large impact on the team. This means they had a successful draft in the grand scheme of things. It isn’t about every pick being great, it’s about the impact the drafted players have on the field.

Next: 2010 NFL Draft

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