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Ravens draft history: Best and worst DL picks

Ravens draft history: Best and worst DL picks

Who were the best picks and biggest mistakes of the Ravens' 20 years of drafts? Columnist Mike Preston will break it down by position over the next week. Today he examines defensive linemen.

Best pick: The Ravens selected Oregon's Haloti Ngata with the 12th overall pick in the 2006 draft. Some teams backed away from Ngata because they said he took plays off, but Ngata became a force at defensive tackle and end for the Ravens, making five Pro Bowl appearances during his nine seasons in Baltimore. Every team needs a tough guy, and Ngata was one of them. He became one of the Ravens' most liked players in the locker room and the community. If there was one...