Usually, you have to wait three or four years to rate a draft, but not for the Ravens' last class. This has already been a pretty good one. You get the obvious ones like Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. And then you have a couple on the defensive side of the ball in safeties Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura, who have already made contributions.
Offensive tackle Oniel Cousins has potential and one of the best might be inside linebacker Tavares Gooden, who is on injured reserve. The sleeper in the group is Jameel McClain, the free-agent rookie out of Syracuse. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has liked McClain since Day 1 of training camp.
Overall, that two-day span in April turned out to be good days for the Ravens front office.