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A look at how NFL teams have fared with the 16th or 17th pick since 2004
A look at how NFL teams have fared with the 16th or 17th pick since 2004

On the first night of the NFL draft in early May, the Ravens will be in an unfamiliar position. Accustomed to picking late in the first round during an impressive run of five consecutive postseason appearances, they will have a selection inside the first 20 picks of the draft for the first time since 2008. The Ravens, obviously, would prefer to have the same unfavorable draft slot as they had last year, when they had the last pick in the first round after winning the Super Bowl. But in an interview with my colleague Aaron Wilson at the Senior Bowl this week, Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta suggested that picking either 16th or 17th -- it hinges on a coin flip -- is one...

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