This is a ranking of the top 10 Baltimore Ravens defensive backs ever:
10. Marcus Peters:
There were a handful of players that almost made this list. While Marcus Peters is only entering his second season with the Ravens, he has the chance to climb these rankings. Trading for Peters is one of the things that made Baltimore’s 14-2 run possible. Peters had three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns for the Ravens in 2019. He was voted to the Pro Bowl and was named a second team All-Pro player.
Peters had less than one full season with the Ravens so far but he made it count. The Ravens needed to fix their secondary in 2019. They probably would not have beaten the Seattle Seahawks without Peters getting that pick six. The fact of the matter is that Peters showed up right away and made a difference.
Peters has the chance to become a top five player on this list. That’s why I put him over a player like Gary Baxter, Corey Graham or Samari Rolle. Peters has a chance to have the best run of his career in Baltimore. If Peters continues to play at a Pro Bowl level for the Ravens, he won’t be remembered as a Kansas City Chief or a Los Angeles Ram. He’ll be known for his time with the Baltimore Ravens.
9. Rod Woodson
Rod Woodson was a part of the Ravens Super Bowl XXXV team. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Woodson is one of the only players on this list who spent almost their entire career with another team. Woodson spent a decade playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. On a list of the top 10 defensive backs in Steelers history Woodson would probably be a top five player. We’re looking specifically at what these defensive backs have given to the purple and black.
Woodson was great for the Ravens over a four season span. He had 20 of his 71 career interceptions for Baltimore. Woodson was a huge part of the Ravens history. He was there when they were just starting to be a great team. Woodson’s experience and football intelligence helped make the entire secondary opportunistic. He made the Pro Bowl in three of the four years he was with the Ravens.