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Ravens back in the Ray Lewis territory of the draft

The last time the Ravens selected 26th in the first round, they took a chance on an undersized linebacker named Ray Lewis. He has gone on to become the face of the Ravens' franchise and lead a Hall of Fame career.

While no one can expect to find another Ray Lewis, teams have failed to have the same luck when it comes to this spot.

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Since Lewis was drafted, the No. 26 slot has produced just three Pro Bowl players (guard Alan Faneca, cornerback Lito Sheppard and linebacker Clay Matthews). It's a point in the draft where such busts as quarterback Jim Druckenmiller, defensive end Erik Flowers, running back Chris Perry and defensive tackle John McCargo were selected.Here's a look at the 12 players drafted with the 26th pick since Lewis:

1997: Jim Druckenmiller, quarterback, San Francisco. He will go down as one of the biggest first-round quarterback flops. His career stats: one touchdown pass, four interceptions and a 29.2 quarterback rating.

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1998: Alan Faneca, guard, Pittsburgh. He has become one of the best guards of his generation. The eight-time Pro Bowl lineman was an anchor for the Steelers for years.

1999: Fernando Bryant, cornerback, Jacksonville. He never reached Pro Bowl status, but he was a dependable nine-year starter in the NFL.

2000: Erik Flowers, defensive end, Buffalo. He recorded five sacks and six starts in his forgettable six-year NFL career. Keith Bulluck, a two-time All-Pro linebacker, was drafted four spots later.

2001: Jamar Fletcher, cornerback, Miami. This is how much the Dolphins coveted him: They sent him to San Diego to complete a trade for wide receiver David Boston. He has been a journeyman since.

2002: Lito Sheppard, cornerback, Philadelphia. A two-time Pro Bowl defender, he was an integral part of a talented Eagles secondary. He has 19 career interceptions.

2003: Kwame Harris, offensive tackle, San Francisco. He was a longtime starter for the 49ers, but he built a reputation for being soft. Nnamdi Asomugha, who is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the game, was taken with the 31st pick.

2004: Chris Perry, running back, Cincinnati. Benched in favor of Cedric Benson, Perry was a major disappointment, averaging 17.3 yards per game and scoring a total of two touchdowns.

2005: Chris Spencer, center, Seattle. He has become a five-year starter but has failed to live up to first-round expectations.

2006: John McCargo, defensive tackle, Buffalo. The surprise first-round selection has never started a game. His trade to Indianapolis was voided because he failed a physical.

2007: Anthony Spencer, defensive end-outside linebacker, Dallas. Starting his past two seasons, Spencer has impacted games with 11 sacks and four forced fumbles.

2008: Duane Brown, offensive tackle, Houston. After struggling in his rookie season, Brown was suspended four games last year for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

2009: Clay Matthews, LB, USC. A two-time Pro Bowl performer, Matthews finished second in the NFL defensive player of the year race after recording 13.5 sacks in 2010.

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2010: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee. He didn't start a game as a rookie, making 38 tackles as a backup.

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