The Baltimore Ravens are known as one of the best drafting teams in the NFL. However, they are not perfect and make mistakes like any other team. Some are more costly than others. What are some of the biggest situations when the Ravens could have had a star, but instead, they took a dud?
5. Baltimore Ravens took Brandon Stephens over Amon-Ra St. Brown
The Baltimore Ravens have needed wide receivers for years, and this year they finally went all-in. However, they would not have had to do that with better drafting. What stings about Amon-Ra St. Brown is how much he feels like a Baltimore Ravens player. Names like Anquan Boldin, Steven Smith, and Derick Mason come to mind when you think of St. Brown. How did the Ravens miss?
They took Brandon Stephens 104, and St. Brown went 112. Stephens played safety as a rookie, then cornerback as a second-year player, and now the Ravens are saying that they will be playing him at safety again.
Needless to say, he has not been as good as St. Brown. The Baltimore Ravens knew they needed a wide receiver to add even more fuel to the fire. They took Tylan Wallace at pick 131. So, had they decided to take St. Brown at 104, the question is, would Brandon Stephens have been there at pick 131?
Even if he went, Marco Wilson went pick 136, and you make a strong case he would have been a better pick regardless. Either way, the Ravens felt comfortable missing out on Amon-Ra St. Brown because they probably liked Tylan Wallace more. So, they took Brandon Stephens instead. That one came back to bite them pretty hard.