AFC North: Revisiting the Ravens' 2007 draft
Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
This is the final installment of a three-day series examining drafts for each AFC North team over the past three years. Grades are based on performance, where players were picked (too high, too low) and whether they remain with their original team.
Thursday we move onto the 2007 draft and start with the Baltimore Ravens. Here were their selections:
Analysis: The Ravens addressed their offensive line by taking three linemen who contributed right away. Ben Grubbs, Marshal Yanda and Jared Gaither are all good, young linemen whom the Ravens will rely upon. Fifth-round pick Troy Smith saw action in four games as a rookie and has a chance to win the starting quarterback job in his second season. Yamon Figurs is exciting in the return game and Antwan Barnes has shown some flashes of ability as a rookie.
Next we look at the Cincinnati Bengals.