From Ray Lewis to Kyle Boller: Ranking Ozzie Newsome's 181 draft picks

From ESPN - April 11, 2018

A ranking of Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's 181 draft picks, which are weighted by impact of player on franchise and the round in which the player was drafted:

1. LB Ray Lewis (first round, 1996): He will be remembered as one of the greatest players in NFL history. Few can match Lewis' Hall of Fame career: Two NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards, two Super Bowl rings, 13 Pro Bowls and one Super Bowl MVP award.

2. OT Jonathan Ogden (first round, 1996): The cleanest prospect in Ravens history with prototypical size, elite athleticism and outstanding character. Ogden went to the Pro Bowl in each of his final 11 seasons in the NFL, making left tackle a marquee position again.

3. FS Ed Reed (first round, 2002): The Hall of Fame awaits Reed next year. The 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Reed led the league in interceptions for three seasons.

4. OL Marshal Yanda (third round, 2007): He has gone from the 12th offensive lineman drafted that year to one of the game's top blockers. Yanda has gone to six consecutive Pro Bowls and was named the best offensive lineman in the league in 2016 by Pro Football Focus.

5. LB Terrell Suggs (first round, 2003): The most dominant pass-rusher in franchise history, Suggs has recorded 125.5 sacks, which ranks 17th all-time in league history and are 55.5 more than any other Ravens player.

6. RB Ray Rice (second round, 2008): The Ravens traded back 17 spots in the second round and still landed their all-time leader in scrimmage yards (9,214).

7. DT Haloti Ngata (first round, 2006): A five-time Pro Bowl player, Ngata was considered the NFL's best interior defensive lineman in 2010-11.

8. OLB Adalius Thomas (sixth round, 2000): The most versatile player in team history is also the Ravens' best player drafted after the third round.

9. QB Joe Flacco (first round, 2008): The Ravens won their second Super Bowl because Flacco produced one of the best postseason runs by a quarterback.

10. RB Jamal Lewis (first round, 2000): The only running back drafted in the first round by the Ravens carried the offense in the 2000 Super Bowl run and produced a 2,000-yard season in 2003.

11. CB Chris McAlister (first round, 1999): The Ravens' first shutdown cornerback, McAlister forced quarterbacks to throw away from him for years before a knee injury and off-the-field issues caught up to him.

12. TE Todd Heap (first round, 2001): Overshadowed by Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates in the AFC, Heap remains the Ravens' all-time leader with 41 touchdown catches.

13. LB Peter Boulware (first round, 1997): The 1997 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Boulware finished with 70 sacks (second all-time for the Ravens), including a team-record 15 sacks in 2001.

14. WR Jermaine Lewis (fifth round, 1996): The best returner in franchise history was selected in the team's remarkable first draft.

15. LB C.J. Mosley (first round, 2014): The three-time Pro Bowl player is one of two NFL defenders (Carolina's Luke Kuechly is the other) to record at least 450 tackles, five sacks and five interceptions since 2014.

16. LB Jamie Sharper (second round, 1997): One of the Ravens' most underrated players stepped up to make key plays in the 2000 Super Bowl run.

17. DT Brandon Williams: (third round, 2013): He went from playing in Division II to becoming one of the Ravens' top run stoppers.

18. TE Dennis Pitta (fourth round, 2010): Three hip surgeries forced Flacco's best security blanket to retire.

19. DB Lardarius Webb (third round, 2009): The most physical cornerback in team history was slowed by two ACL surgeries.

20. OL Edwin Mulitalo (fourth round, 1999): He paired with Ogden to form a wall on the left side of the line.

21. LB Jarret Johnson (fourth round, 2003): He enjoyed doing most of the dirty work on a defense headlined by Pro Bowl players.

22. OL Kelechi Osemele (second round, 2012): The Ravens' second-best guard was named to his first two Pro Bowls after leaving Baltimore.

23. CB Duane Starks (first round, 1998): He struggled mightily at times but had three interceptions in the Ravens' 2000 championship run, including a 49-yard return for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

24. OL Ben Grubbs (first round, 2007): He started 70 of 74 games for the Ravens and made the Pro Bowl in 2012, his last season with the team.

25. CB Jimmy Smith (first round 2011): Physically gifted defender has missed at least four games due to injuries in five of his seven NFL seasons.

26. WR Torrey Smith (second round, 2011): He's the Ravens' only drafted receiver to produce over 1,000 yards.

27. P Sam Koch (sixth round, 2006): His ability to contort punts have made him one of the top special teams players in the league.

28. OT Ronnie Stanley (first round, 2016): The expectation is he will take a big step this season to back up his No. 6 overall draft status.

29. SS Dawan Landry (fifth round, 2006): He turned out to be the perfect complement to Reed for five seasons.

30. OT Rick Wagner (fifth round, 2013): He stabilized what had been a revolving door at right tackle before signing a big contract with Detroit.

31. RB Chester Taylor (sixth round, 2002): He showed flashes of Ray Rice before the team actually drafted Ray Rice.

32. LB Ed Hartwell (fourth round, 2001): His goal was always to be the star on defense, and he then struggled in that role for two years in Atlanta.

33. SS Kim Herring (second round, 1997): He was the only starter from that historic 2000 defense not to be re-signed the following season.

34. LB Matthew Judon (fifth round, 2016): His breakout season included 17 tackles for loss, which ranked No. 4 in the NFL.

35. CB Marlon Humphrey (first round, 2017): He looked like he could be a top-tier starter when he filled in for the injured Jimmy Smith last season.

36. FB Kyle Juszczyk (fourth round, 2013): Since 2009, he's one of Baltimore's two drafted players to reach the Pro Bowl for the Ravens (Mosley is the other).

37. OT Michael Oher (first round, 2009): "Blind Side" was physical and durable when he knew the snap count.

38. LB Courtney Upshaw (second round, 2012): He was not the pass-rusher everyone envisioned, but he understood the importance of setting the edge.

39. LB Pernell McPhee (fifth round, 2011): From 2011-15, McPhee ranked third in sacks for Ravens with 17, which landed him a big contract with Chicago.

40. OL Jason Brown (fourth round, 2005)

41. DL Arthur Jones (fifth round, 2010)

42. FB Le'Ron McClain (fourth round, 2007)

43. C Ryan Jensen (sixth round, 2013)

44. QB Tyrod Taylor (sixth round, 2011)

45. OL Casey Rabach (third round, 2001)

46. OL Chris Chester (second round, 2006)

47. DT Aubrayo Franklin (fifth round, 2003)

48. DB Gary Baxter (second round, 2001)

49. DT Anthony Weaver (second round, 2002)

50. LB Paul Kruger (second round, 2009)

Notable: Brown, Jones and Kruger failed live up to their big contracts elsewhere. Taylor has gone on to start for two teams (Buffalo and Cleveland). Chester enjoyed a long career away from Baltimore, retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.

51. LB Cornell Brown (sixth round, 1997)

52. C Jeff Mitchell (fifth round, 1997)

53. OT Tony Pashos (fifth round, 2003)

54. RB Buck Allen (fourth round, 2015)

55. CB Tavon Young (fourth round, 20916)

56. DT Timmy Jernigan (second round, 2014)

57. OT Jared Gaither (supplemental draft, fifth round, 2007)

58. DB Chad Williams (sixth round, 2002)

59. FB Ovie Mughelli (fourth round, 2003)

Notable: Allen was the most improved player on offense last year. Jernigan proved to be a bad fit. Gaither had the talent to take over at left tackle for Ogden, but he lacked commitment.

60. TE Ed Dickson (third round, 2010)

61. WR Brandon Stokley (fourth round, 1999)

62. RB Bernard Pierce (third round, 2012)

63. QB Derek Anderson (sixth round, 2005)

64. S Harukli Nakamura (sixth round, 2008)

65. TE Nick Boyle (fifth round, 2015)

66. TE Terry Jones (fifth round, 2002)

67. LB Za'Darius Smith (fourth round, 2015)

68. TE Quinn Sypniewski (fifth round, 2016)

69. RB Cedric Peerman (sixth round, 2009)

Notable: Dickson and Stokley enjoyed more success after leaving Baltimore. Pierce could never follow up a promising 2012 rookie season. Peerman made the Pro Bowl for Cincinnati as a special teams contributor.

70. DL Cedric Woodard (sixth round, 2000)

71. OL Alex Lewis (fourth round, 2016)

72. DL Willie Henry (fourth round, 2016)

73. DL DeAngelo Tyson (seventh round, 2012)

74. WR Demetrius Williams (fourth round, 2006)

75. WR Michael Campanaro (seventh round, 2014)

76. P Dave Zastudil (fourth round, 2012)

77. DB Derrick Martin (sixth round, 2006)

78. DL Dwan Edwards (second round, 2004)

79. OL John Urschel (fifth round, 2014)

Notable: Woodard surprisingly recorded 100 tackles after being cut as a rookie by Baltimore. One of the Ravens' strangest moves was using a fourth-round pick on a punter in 2002 after their cap purge. Urschel, the NFL's resident match genius, had more passion for the classroom than the football field, retiring before the start of training camp last year.

80. LB Antwan Barnes (fourth round, 2007)

81. RB Kenneth Dixon (fourth round, 2016)

82. LB Tyus Bowser (second round 2017)

83. OL Brian Rimpf (seventh round, 2004)

84. LB Prescott Burgess (sixth round, 2007)

85. WR Chris Moore (fourth round, 2016)

86. SS Tom Zbikowski (third round, 2008)

87. DE Brent Urban (fourth round, 2014)

88. LB Tyrus McCloud (fourth round, 1997)

89. C Nico Siragusa (fourth round, 2017)

Notable: Barnes' best season came in San Diego, where he had 11 sacks in 2011. Dixon, Urban and Siragusa will try to make an impact after being sidelined last year. Zbikowski, who was primarily a special teams player, is now a firefighter in Chicago.

90. LB Tim Williams (third round, 2017)

91. SS Chuck Clark (sixth round, 2017)

92. CB Asa Jackson (fifth round, 2012)


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