With their first two picks in the 2009 draft, the Ravens found two solid players in Michael Oher and Paul Kruger. The beginning of the 2010 draft did not go the same way. The Ravens decided to trade out of their first round pick and took Sergio Kindle with the 43rd pick.
Unfortunately for Kindle, he barley saw any time on the field. In July of 2010, he fell down two flights of stairs and fractured his skull. He spent the entire season on the injured reserve list and did not play until the 2011 season. His time with the Ravens came to an end in 2012 when he was officially waived by the team.
To put this pick into perspective, the New England Patriots took Rob Gronkowski with the 42nd pick. The Ravens missed on career changing player in Gronkowski by just one pick. This is how unpredictable the draft can be. It just goes to show how difficult it is to determine how well a player is going to turn out. Coming out of college, Kindle was ranked as one of the best linebackers in his class, but that does not mean it will always transfer over to the pros.