The Ravens took two big risks in the first two rounds that paid off, by drafting Joe Flacco and Ray Rice. That tandem has nearly put them into the Super Bowl but have not quite gotten there.
Round 1 Pick 18: Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware: Flacco was considered a reach by many at the time but he has proven that the Ravens knew what they were doing. He has been one of the best young QB’s in the NFL but he has not been able to get over the hump that is the Pittsburgh Steelers and get to the Super Bowl. Still, he has tons of potential to get better and maybe, just maybe, he will get to a Super Bowl in the future. Pick Grade: A