Mostly hits at 10th or 11th pick in NFL Draft

OWINGS MILLS -- Although the Baltimore Ravens' final position in the first round of the NFL Draft hasn't been determined yet, pending a coin flip with the Seattle Seahawks, history indicates that the Ravens are bound to find a worthy prospect. The relative success of the players at each respective spot tends to vary. Here's a look at the 10th and 11th selections over the past several years with comments:

10th picks:

Year, Position, Player, School, Team, Comment

2002 Offensive tackle, Levi Jones, Arizona State, Cincinnati Bengals, Solid blocker even though Bengals obviously reached in their draft board to acquire him.

2001 Defensive end, Jamal Reynolds, Florida State, Green Bay Packers, Regarded as a bust. Can't get to quarterback very often despite outstanding speed because of lack of muscle and technique.

2000 Wide receiver, Travis Taylor, Florida, Baltimore Ravens, Talented but inconsisent production and hands thus far.

1999 Cornerback, Chris McAlister, Arizona, Baltimore Ravens, Physically gifted, prone to penalites but has supreme talent. The Ravens have designated him with the franchise tag.

1998 Cornerback, Duane Starks, Miami, Baltimore Ravens, Smallish cover guy helped Ravens win a Super Bowl before his lucrative defection to Arizona.

1997 Offensive guard, Chris Naeole, Colorado, New Orleans Saints, Overrated Mike Ditka selection that didn't pan out ideally.

1996 Offensive tackle, Willie Anderson, Auburn, Cincinnati Bengals, Cornerstone pick has been a solid contributor to a moribund franchise.

1995 Wide receiver, J.J. Stokes, UCLA, San Francisco 49ers, Classic possession receiver has been productive, but hasn't been a game-breaker by any stretch of the imagination.

1994 Linebacker, Jamir Miller, UCLA, Arizona Cardinals, Aggressive, active tackler and pass rusher has battled injuries to forge above-average career.

1993 Running back, Jerome Bettis, Notre Dame, St. Louis Rams, The Bus' mileage is beginning to play a factor, but he's one of the best power backs in league history.

11th picks:

Year, Position, Player, School, Team, Comment

2002 Defensive end, Dwight Freeney, Syracuse, Indianapolis Colts, Speed rusher created mismatches with upfield rush as a rookie to lead club in sacks.

2001 Linebacker, Dan Morgan, Miami, Carolina Panthers Intense hitter who learned a lot about the game from new Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio, the former Ravens linebackers coach and Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator.

2000 Running back, Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, New York Giants, Oversized former Heisman winner is nothing more than a reliable caddy to Tiki Barber.

1999 Quarterback, Daunte Culpepper, Central Florida, Minnesota Vikings, Great arm, size and mobility hasn't always translated into success despite presence of Randy Moss. Needs to calm down and avoid turnovers. Vikings are negotiating a long-term extension with Culpepper.

1998 Offensive tackle, Tra Thomas, Florida State, Philadelphia Eagles, Massive road grader is one of the elite blockers in the game, formed an excellent tandem with bookend. Jon Runyan.

1997 Cornerback, Michael Booker, Nebraska, Atlanta Falcons, Journeyman rivals former Cornhusker Bruce Pickens, also a former Falcons first-round pick, as one of worst defensive backs to be drafted this high in recent NFL history.

1996 Cornerback, Alex Molden, Oregon, New Orleans Saints, Excellent physical tools, but lack of size, positioning has plagued him in pro ranks.

1995 Defensive end, Derrick Alexander, Florida State, Minnesota Vikings, Star has faded considerably after fast initial start.

1994 Defensive end, John Thierry, Alcorn State, Chicago Bears, Classic 'tweener between end and outside linebacker has been a survivor, not a standout.

1993 Defensive end, Dan Williams, Akron, Denver Broncos, Injuriesand contract issues derailed a once-promising career.

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