Top 15 best draft picks in Baltimore Ravens history

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The Baltimore Ravens have long been a franchise that prides itself on stability, competency, and consistency. And there’s no better way to establish those principles than through the NFL Draft.

The Ravens have been considered one of the NFL’s best drafting teams for a long time now, and one look at this list will shed light on why that’s the case. Numerous franchise cornerstones have been acquired via the draft over the years.

Of course, not every great Ravens player was drafted by the team. The likes of Derrick Mason, Kelly Gregg, Justin Tucker, Bart Scott, and even Rod Woodson all had successful stints with the organization, but none of them were drafted by the Ravens.

So who are the greatest draft picks in Ravens history?

A few honorable mentions before we start should go out to the likes of Ray Rice, C.J. Mosley, Brandon Williams, Sam Koch, Jarret Johnson, Mark Andrews, Jimmy Smith, Jermaine Lewis, Ronnie Stanley, and Torrey Smith who all barely missed this list.

15. Edwin Mulitalo, OG, Ravens (129th overall – 1999)

The Ravens have found plenty of success drafting in the middle rounds throughout their history, and one excellent example of this comes with their fourth-round selection of Edwin Mulitalo.

Mulitalo never received the national accolades or praise that he probably deserved, but he was still a rock-solid starting left guard for almost a decade in Baltimore.

The former Arizona standout was selected 129th overall in 1999, and he soon took over the starting left guard job as a rookie. He was a staple of the Ravens’ offensive line from 1999 all the way until his departure in 2006.

Mulitalo helped lead the franchise to their first Super Bowl victory in 2000 and he should be celebrated as one of the best value draft picks in Ravens history.