The Baltimore Ravens have long been considered one of the best drafting teams in the NFL. Here are the top 5:
In just 21 drafts the Ravens have built two separate Super Bowl winning teams, they’ve won their division 4 times and they have made the playoffs 10 times. That is a pretty good track record.
Clearly then, the opinion that the Ravens draft well does not appear to be wrong, but which draft classes can the Ravens hold in the highest regard?
Here are the top 5 Ravens draft classes of all time.
First Some Honorable Mentions
The 2011 NFL Draft gave the Ravens Jimmy Smith, Torrey Smith and Pernell McPhee. All of whom were key contributors for the duration of their rookie contracts and they all earned a big second contract either from the Ravens or elsewhere in the NFL.
The 2009 NFL Draft saw the Ravens pick up 3 players who were all big parts of the team during their second Super Bowl run. They were Michael Oher, Paul Kruger and Lardarius Webb.
The 2013 NFL Draft was another good one. Brandon Williams, Kyle Juszczyk and Ricky Wagner have all been big contributors for the Ravens and have all earned huge second contracts. Though only Williams is still with the team, Juszczyk and Wagner’s impact on the Ravens for the past four years cannot be ignored. The team also draft Ryan Jensen who has been a utility man for the offensive line.