The Baltimore Ravens have had a lot of success in the NFL Draft, but they’ve had some major busts too. Today we’ll take a look at their last 10 first-round picks.
The Baltimore Ravens have had a lot of success in the NFL Draft. In fact, general manager Ozzie Newsome has made a name for himself with all of his success in the NFL Draft.
With the 2018 NFL Draft on the way, we’re going to take a look back to the last 10 first-round draft picks the Baltimore Ravens have made and rate them. For each pick, I’ll give the player a rating ranging from one star to five stars.
A couple notes: We’ll be looking at first-round draft picks from the Baltimore Ravens starting in 2006 through last year. Those are the last 10 players the Ravens have taken in the first round, not the last 10 draft the Ravens have participated in.
This is because the Ravens had no first-round pick in two drafts within the past 10 years: the 2012 NFL Draft and the 2010 NFL Draft.
In 2012, the Ravens traded their first-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings (which the Vikings used to pick safety Harrison Smith) in exchange for the Vikings’ 2012 second-round pick (which they used to pick linebacker Courtney Upshaw) and fourth-round pick (which they used to pick offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski).
In 2010, the Ravens traded their first-round pick to the Denver Broncos (which the Broncos used to pick quarterback Tim Tebow) in exchange for the Broncos’ 2010 second-round pick (which they used to pick linebacker Sergio Kindle), third-round pick (which they used to pick tight end Ed Dickson), and fourth-round pick (which they used to pick tight end Dennis Pitta).
So without further ado, here are our grades for the Baltimore Ravens’ last 10 first-round NFL draft picks.