Five for Friday: Greatest Ravens of all time
Ed Reed's departure from Baltimore has conjured up fond memories from a long Ravens career filled with chills, thrills, picks and pitches. It has also stirred up friendly water-cooler debates about where Reed, likely a Hall of Famer when his NFL career is done, ranks among the greatest players in Ravens history. In this week's Five for Friday, reporter and blogger Matt Vensel gives his list of the five greatest Ravens.
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1. Inside linebacker Ray Lewis
No explanation is needed for this one, but I will provide one anyway. When you think of the Ravens, Ray is the first thing that comes to mind. Before retiring after winning his second Super Bowl last month, Lewis had been with the Ravens since the beginning. Drafted in the first round in 1996, Lewis quickly became the face of the franchise with his fiery leadership and his unparalleled play at inside linebacker.