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Believe it or not, Ravens have drafted offense more often than defense
Believe it or not, Ravens have drafted offense more often than defense

General manager Ozzie Newsome on Wednesday said he did not realize the Ravens had not taken an offensive player in the first round of the NFL draft since selecting Michael Oher in 2009. To be fair, the Ravens traded their first-round picks in 2010 and 2012. But all four second-round picks they had in those years were also used on defensive players. That might not surprise most; even in down years, the Ravens have largely been known for defense since winning Super Bowl XXXV with one of the league's all-time best units. What might surprise some is that the Ravens have selected more offensive players (83) than defensive players (68) in the draft since 1996. “I don’t...

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