Charting the Ravens in the second round

OWINGS MILLS -- The AFC North champions lack a first-round draft pick this year. Their first pick overall is in the second round, 51st overall.<br><br> The team's major areas of need, in order, are at wide receiver, defensive line, defensive back offensive line. Here's a look at Baltimore's track record in the second round dating back to the team's inaugural draft in 1996:<br>

Year Player Position College Drafted Comment

2003 (No second-round draft pick; traded to New England to draft quarterback Kyle Boller)

2002 Tony Weaver DE Notre Dame No. 52 Reliable starter posted a career-high five sacks last season.

2001 Gary Baxter CB/S Baylor No. 62 Imposing, versatile defensive back had a career-high three interceptions last season.

2000 (No second-round draft pick)

1999 (No second-round draft pick)

1998 Patrick Johnson WR Oregon No. 42 Blazing track speed hasn't translated into NFL accolades.

1997 Jamie Sharper LB Virginia No. 34 Departed in expansion draft to Houston Texans and continues to be an accomplished, steady tackler with good range.

1996 DeRon Jenkins CB Tennessee No. 55 Oft-criticized defender was continually picked on deep as a Raven and now epitomizes this word: journeyman.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times


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