Baltimore Ravens: Top 10 defensive linemen in franchise history

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BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 19: Cory Redding #93 of the Baltimore Ravens holds onto the ball after an interception with 1 minute, 56 seconds to go in the game against the New Orleans Saints at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Saints 30-24. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Who are the top 10 defensive linemen in Baltimore Ravens history?

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10. Corey Redding:

When you do top 10 lists there are some hard decisions to make and who gets the 10th spot is always the toughest call. Corey Redding edged out players like Dwan Edwards and Arthur Jones to get on this list. Redding of course is a player I listed as the most underrated defensive lineman in Ravens history. Redding only had two seasons in Baltimore but they were good ones. Redding had 85 total tackles, seven and a half sacks and an interception in that two year window.

Redding was a good combination of pass rusher and run stopper. He was a solid player. He wasn’t an all-time great but he was a quality starter in the NFL. Redding had 12 year career and was a bit of a journeyman. He made an impact on five different NFL franchises. Redding was a player I would have liked to see more of in Baltimore.

9. Timmy Jernigan

Timmy Jernigan was surprisingly productive for the Ravens. He had 91 tackles,13 sacks and an interception in three years with the Ravens. He didn’t have the longest run with the purple and black, yet it was fairly impressive. In the three years he had with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jernigan did not reach five sacks. The Ravens may have moved on at the right time, but things seemed to be rolling for the former FSU defensive tackle.

At times with the Ravens he was a difference maker. In the 2006 season he had five sacks and nine tackles for a loss. At his best, he was an explosive defensive lineman who could knife through to the backfield and make plays. Jernigan is now a free agent and you have to wonder if there is anything of his old game left in the tank. He was a really good player in Baltimore.

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