The first day of the NFL draft brought a host of surprises with a slew of trades, three quarterbacks going within the first 12 picks, three receivers going within the first nine selections and a handful of projected top-10 defensive players suffering significant falls down the board.
The Ravens' selection of Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey with the 16th selection also had to be considered a surprise, given the team’s bigger needs at wide receiver, pass rusher and inside linebacker, and along the offensive line.
Still, there are plenty of players available who would fill the team's needs at those spots. The Ravens will have the 15th overall pick in the second...
Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws to an open receiver against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The New Orleans Saints beat the Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in overtime.