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Ravens' past dictated safe draft, and that's OK

Ravens' past dictated safe draft, and that's OK

It has been 20 months since Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti sat in front of the assembled media at the team's training facility and went point by point, defending the team's credibility and integrity in the wake of the damning second Ray Rice elevator video and a scathing ESPN investigative account of the scandal.

Bisciotti disputed many aspects of the ESPN story, but the specifics aren't important now, just the event itself. Because that was the day everyone in the Ravens organization realized they would have to make sure Bisciotti was never, ever placed in that uncomfortable position again.

That's why the Ravens played it safe during this year's NFL draft and they'll play it...