Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

Ravens’ picks send their stock soaring

The Ravens' most uncharacteristic draft led to the typical results.

It started with the Ravens trading out of the first round for the first time in team history. It included the drafting of a player who raised red flags in regard to health and character. And it featured the selection of tight ends in consecutive rounds when the fan base cried out for a cornerback.

By the time the Ravens' draft show was complete Saturday, the draft experts were giving them a standing ovation. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. described it as an A-plus draft. Ron Jaworski, the former quarterback-turned-ESPN analyst, said the Ravens are building a "juggernaut."

"I thought Baltimore did...