History of Baltimore Ravens First-Round NFL Draft Picks All Time

The Baltimore Ravens began their existence with two Hall of Fame first-round NFL Draft picks in Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis. Since then, how have they fared?

As soon as the Baltimore Ravens joined the league in 1996, they made an impression with their first-round NFL Draft picks. In the franchise’s short lifespan, the Ravens have been one of the NFL’s most formidable units, and it all starts with their success at the top of the board. Here’s a look at Baltimore’s full history in Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

Baltimore Ravens First-Round Draft Picks Throughout History

The Ravens have only been around since 1996, and already, they have more Hall of Fame first-round picks than some teams who’ve been around since the mid-1960s. In fact, the Ravens kicked off their existence with two Hall of Fame selections in Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis. Then, in 2002, they picked their third Hall of Famer — Ed Reed.

Of Baltimore’s recent first-round picks, quarterback Lamar Jackson is the closest to a Hall of Fame trajectory. It’s still early, but he already has two Pro Bowl berths, an All-Pro selection, and an MVP award at 26 years old. A Super Bowl ring could catalyze an even greater rise.

2024

  • Nate Wiggins | Pick 30
    CB, Clemson

2023

  • Zay Flowers | Pick 22
    WR, Boston College

2022

  • Kyle Hamilton | Pick 14
    S, Notre Dame
  • Tyler Linderbaum | Pick 25
    C, Iowa

2021

  • Rashod Bateman | Pick 27
    WR, Minnesota
  • Odafe Oweh | Pick 31
    DE, Penn State

2020

  • Patrick Queen | Pick 28
    LB, LSU

2019

  • Marquise Brown | Pick 25
    WR, Oklahoma

2018

  • Hayden Hurst | Pick 25
    TE, South Carolina
  • Lamar Jackson | Pick 32
    QB, Louisville

2017

  • Marlon Humphrey | Pick 16
    CB, Alabama

2016

  • Ronnie Stanley | Pick 6
    OT, Notre Dame

2015

  • Breshad Perriman | Pick 26
    WR, Central Florida

2014

  • C.J. Mosley | Pick 17
    LB, Alabama

2013

  • Matt Elam | Pick 32
    DB, Florida

2012

The Ravens traded the 29th pick to the Minnesota Vikings.

2011

  • Jimmy Smith | Pick 27
    DB, Colorado

2010

The Ravens traded the 25th pick to the Denver Broncos.

2009

  • Michael Oher | Pick 23
    OT, Mississippi

2008

  • Joe Flacco | Pick 18
    QB, Delaware

2007

  • Ben Grubbs | Pick 29
    G, Auburn

2006

  • Haloti Ngata | Pick 12
    DT, Oregon

2005

  • Mark Clayton | Pick 22
    WR, Oklahoma

2004

The Ravens traded the 21st pick to the New England Patriots.

2003

  • Terrell Suggs | Pick 10
    LB, Arizona State
  • Kyle Boller | Pick 19
    QB, California

2002

  • Ed Reed* | Pick 24
    DB, Miami (FL)

2001

  • Todd Heap | Pick 31
    TE, Arizona State

2000

  • Jamal Lewis | Pick 5
    RB, Tennessee
  • Travis Taylor | Pick 10
    WR, Florida

1999

  • Chris McAlister | Pick 10
    DB, Arizona

1998

  • Duane Starks | Pick 10
    DB, Miami (FL)

1997

  • Peter Boulware | Pick 4
    LB, Florida State

1996

  • Jonathan Ogden* | Pick 4
    OT, UCLA
  • Ray Lewis* | Pick 26
    LB, Miami (FL)

*Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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