List of Baltimore Ravens first-round draft picks

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Ray Lewis, the Ravens' 26th overall pick in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

The Baltimore Ravens joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1996 as an expansion team, after former-Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell decided to relocate his team to Baltimore. The Browns were later reactivated in 1999, the Ravens' first selection as an NFL team was Jonathan Ogden, an offensive lineman from UCLA. The team's most recent first round selection was Lamar Jackson, a quarterback from Louisville.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on, the two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Ravens have never selected the number one overall pick in the draft, but they have selected the fourth overall pick twice.

Key[edit]

Table key
^ Indicates the player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl at any time in their career.
The Ravens did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Pick Indicates the number of the pick within the first round
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

Player selections[edit]

Baltimore Ravens first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1996 4 Jonathan Ogden ^† Offensive tackle UCLA
26 Ray Lewis ^† Linebacker Miami (FL) [1]
1997 4 Peter Boulware Linebacker Florida State
1998 10 Duane Starks Cornerback Miami (FL)
1999 11 Chris McAlister Cornerback Arizona
2000 5 Jamal Lewis Running back Tennessee [2]
10 Travis Taylor Wide receiver Florida
2001 31 Todd Heap Tight end Arizona State
2002 24 Ed Reed Safety Miami (FL)
2003 10 Terrell Suggs Linebacker Arizona State
19 Kyle Boller Quarterback California
2004 No pick [3].
2005 22 Mark Clayton Wide receiver Oklahoma
2006 12 Haloti Ngata Defensive tackle Oregon [4]
2007 29 Ben Grubbs Guard Auburn
2008 18 Joe Flacco Quarterback Delaware
2009 23 Michael Oher Offensive tackle Ole Miss
2010 No pick [5]
2011 27 Jimmy Smith Cornerback Colorado
2012 No pick [6]
2013 32 Matt Elam Safety Florida
2014 17 C. J. Mosley Linebacker Alabama
2015 26 Breshad Perriman Wide receiver UCF
2016 6 Ronnie Stanley Offensive tackle Notre Dame
2017 16 Marlon Humphrey Corner back Alabama
2018 25 Hayden Hurst Tight end South Carolina
32 Lamar Jackson Quarterback Louisville
2019 22

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The second first-round pick for 1996 came as a result of a multiple-team trade, in which the Ravens received the San Francisco 49ers' 26th overall pick, and the Cleveland Browns received the 49ers' first, third and fourth round picks in exchange for the Browns' 1995 first-round selection.
  2. ^ First first-round draft selection for 2000 was acquired from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 1999 second-round draft selection.
  3. ^ The Ravens traded their 2004 first-round pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for the Patriots' 2003 first-round (19th overall) selection.
  4. ^ The Ravens obtained their 2006 first-round choice in a trade with the Cleveland Browns for their 2006 NFL Draft first-round (13th overall) and sixth-round (181st overall) selection.
  5. ^ The Ravens traded their 2010 first-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the Broncos' 2010 second-round (43rd overall), third-round (70th overall), and fourth-round (114th overall) selections.
  6. ^ The Ravens traded their 2012 first-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the Vikings' 2012 second-round (35th overall), and fourth-round (98th overall) selections.

References[edit]

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