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Examining 16 years of Ravens draft trends

Examining 16 years of Ravens draft trends

While doing my homework on the Ravens and their history in the NFL draft, I spent a little time exploring our Ravens draft database (sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s pretty neat feature if you haven’t checked it out). In no particular order, here are some trends and random factoids from the 126 picks they’ve made in 16 years.

••• Much is made about G.M. Ozzie Newsome’s preference for players from Alabama, his alma mater, and how the Ravens have hit big on prospects from The U (of Miami). But the Ravens have selected more players from Oklahoma (seven) than any...