Ravens’ NFL Draft History: The Biggest Busts, Steals, and Best Overall Picks

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Published: April 10, 2009


... rewarding time of year. The Ravens general manager, Ozzie Newsome, has consistently been one of the best drafters in the league; as such, the Ravens have had great draft picks over the years.

So, now it's time to look on the 13 drafts in Ravens history and isolate 20 special players; The five biggest draft busts, the five biggest draft steals, and the 10 best overall picks.

Now, seeing as the Ravens have been so great at drafting since their inception, some of the draft busts are kind of reaches, but disappointments nonetheless.


Top 5 Draft Busts

5. Patrick Johnson (WR), second round, 1998 Draft (42nd pick)

Johnson is a classic example that top speed does not equal an effective receiver. A champion sprinter at Oregon, Johnson never became more than a marginal backup for Baltimore.

His best year was in 1999, when he had 29 catches and three touchdowns. Hardly worth the 2nd round pick the Ra...

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