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Ravens NFL Draft History Points to Massive Success With No. 14 Pick

Devon Platana
The Baltimore Ravens' NFL Draft history points to massive success with the No. 14 pick.
The Baltimore Ravens' NFL Draft history points to massive success with the No. 14 pick. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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The Baltimore Ravens would like to forget about their disastrous end to the 2021 NFL season. Although they can't change the. past, the silver lining to the Ravens' situation is that they'll be drafting 14th overall later this week at the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Ravens rarely draft this high, having only selected at No. 16 or higher four times since 2002. Even with that being the case, the organization made off like bandits with those selections as each of those four players wound up being first-team All-Pro one day.

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The four players in question are the following individuals who went on to have memorable careers in Baltimore: outside linebacker Terrell Suggs in 2003 (No. 10), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in 2006 (No. 12), offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley in 2016 (No. 6) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey in 2017 (No. 16).

Of the quarter, Suggs is clear the standout of the group. He had a Hall of Fame-quality career that saw him finish as a top-10 all-time sack leader while capturing two Super Bowl rings and a Defensive Player of the Year trophy.

A five-time All-Pro talent, Ngata also had a respectable career that saw him win Super Bowl XLVII with Baltimore before eventually joining the Ravens Ring of Honor in 2021. Meanwhile, Stanley and Humphrey are still building up their resumés but remain integral parts of the Ravens' roster.

That isn't to guarantee that whoever the Ravens draft 14th overall this week will become All-Pro one day, however, it's clear that management knows what they're doing when assessing talent.

At the end of the day, the Ravens are fortunate that they can take different paths when it comes to using the 14th overall pick. While they can stay put and take the best player that falls to them, rumors of top-10 teams willing to move back could open up the door to them moving up.

Fans won't have to wait long to see how the Ravens use another top-16 pick. The 2022 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 28 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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