The 10 best draft picks by the Ravens since 2000

Ed Reed was named to nine Pro Bowls in his 11 seasons with the Ravens. [Image Source: Flickr | ScottRH]
Ed Reed was named to nine Pro Bowls in his 11 seasons with the Ravens. [Image Source: Flickr | ScottRH]

Ed Reed was named a first-ballot Hall of Famer in February and is the easy choice to head this list.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for 20 different teams, it’s now time to look at the Ravens who have the 22nd overall pick in April’s draft. Chad Reuter of NFL.com has them selecting wide receiver Parris Campbell out of Ohio State with that pick in his latest mock draft.

The Ravens have reached the playoffs 11 times since 2000, and they have won the Super Bowl twice (in the 2000 and 2012 seasons). Many of the players on this list were on the team for the second of those titles (two were drafted in 2000 and were rookies on the first championship team).

Note: Only time with the Ravens is considered for this list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn’t exactly a top-ten players drafted by Baltimore since 2000 list. Some late-round draft picks that didn’t quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Jarret Johnson (fourth round, 2003), Dawan Landry (fifth round, 2006), Sam Koch (sixth round, 2006), Le’Ron McClain (fourth round, 2007), Ricky Wagner (fifth round, 2013), and Matt Judon (fifth round, 2016).

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Ed Reed, S - 1st round, 24th overall (2002); time with Ravens: 2002-2012

In his 11 seasons with Baltimore, Reed made nine Pro Bowls and was a five-time First Team All-Pro. The 2019 Hall of Fame inductee at least tied for the league-lead in interceptions three different times and picked off 61 passes in a Ravens uniform.

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Terrell Suggs, LB - 1st round, 10th overall (2003); time with Ravens: 2003-2018

The 16-year tenure with the Ravens came to an end this offseason when Suggs signed with the Cardinals. The 2011 Defensive Player of the Year is a seven-time Pro Bowler who is tied for 13th all-time with his 132.5 career sacks.

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