Overall grade: B

This will be a stellar draft if the top two picks -- quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice -- become the foundation for a strong offense. The Ravens are also high on linebacker Tavares Gooden (third round), who will replace Bart Scott in the starting lineup, and safety Tom Zbikowski (third round).


But it's uncertain how the middle of the draft -- offensive tackle Oniel Cousins (third round), wide receiver Marcus Smith (fourth round) and guard-tackle David Hale (fourth round) -- will pan out.Joe Flacco, QB, first round

Became first rookie to win two playoff games.

Grade: A

Ray Rice, RB, second round

Multi-faceted back finished third on team in rushing and fourth in receiving.

Grade: B-plus

Tavares Gooden, ILB, third round

Limited to four games because of a hip injury.


Tom Zbikowski, S, third round

Second on Ravens with 23 special teams tackles.

Grade: B

Oniel Cousins, OT, third round

Caused fights in training camp but made little noise in regular season.


Grade: C-minus

Marcus Smith, WR, fourth round

Made no receptions in five games.

Grade: C-minus

David Hale, OT-G, fourth round

Subbed in at right guard and tackle at different stints.

Grade: C

Haruki Nakamura, S, sixth round

Fourth on Ravens with 14 special teams tackles.

Grade: B

Justin Harper, WR, seventh round

Sidelined all season with a knee injury.


Allen Patrick, RB, seventh round

Cut before regular season and picked up by Cleveland Browns.

Grade: F