5 star players the Baltimore Ravens could’ve drafted in past five years

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Hollywood Brown, Baltimore Ravens
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2. Baltimore Ravens drafted Hollywood Brown over a host of star wide outs

This is probably the most famous draft miss of them all. It is not even as much about Hollywood Brown being a huge miss and more about him being the first wide receiver selected in what will turn out to be a historic wide receiver class. Hollywood Brown is not the reason it will be historic, although he adds to it.

The Ravens took Brown 25th overall. A.J. Brown went 51st, D.K. Metcalf went 37th, Deebo Samuel went 36th, and Terry McLaurin went 76th. These are all bonafide top targets on their team, and most of them have already cashed in on big deals.

The return the Ravens got for Brown was fine, but the addition of any of these four may have been the difference in the team making a Super Bowl run and having their recent history in the playoffs. It stings for Brown, who may be the fifth-best wide receiver from the class, but there are some big names over him and some of the best in the NFL.