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Top 50 All-Time Ravens: Complete List

Posted Jun 27, 2011

Mike Duffy and Ryan Mink review their list of the top players to wear purple and black.

Over a month ago, Mike Duffy and Ryan Mink decided they would take on the task of ranking the all-time Ravens.

After much debate, they came to a consensus list and unveiled it over the past several weeks.

They got plenty of appreciated feedback from thousands of fans, and want to thank you for joining the debate.

In case you missed the list, here it is compiled all in one piece. How similar is your Top 50?

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No. 50: S Kim Herring, 1997-2000
Just squeaking onto the list is Herring, the starting strong safety for the Super Bowl team of 2000. Herring had just four career interceptions with Baltimore, but they all came during that title season, including one in the Super Bowl itself.

No. 49: OT Michael Oher, 2009-2010
The former first-round draft pick (2009) was stellar as a rookie at right tackle and held his own as a sophomore left tackle. The Ravens expect Oher to take another step next season.

No. 48: K Billy Cundiff, 2009-2010
Signed off the street, Cundiff rose to Pro Bowl status in 2010 during a magical season in which he tied the record for touchbacks and nailed 89.7 percent of his field goal opportunities.

No. 47: CB Deion Sanders, 2004-2005
"Prime Time" retired two years into his Ravens tenure after totaling 34 tackles, five picks and 10 pass deflections, while Sander's star power and locker room charisma helped solidify his status among the Top 50.

No. 46: S Dawan Landry, 2006-2010
Landry notched five picks as a rookie and four last year. He was second in tackles in 2009 and 2010, trailing only Ray Lewis each season. This past year he had a staggering 111 stops.

No. 45: WR Anquan Boldin, 2010
Boldin had a solid first season with the Ravens and his stellar career previous to joining the team made him one of the highest-profile offseason additions in franchise history. Boldin delivered immediately, leading all receivers with 64 catches for 837 yards and seven touchdowns.

No. 44: C Jason Brown, 2005-2008
The former fourth-round pick quickly developed into one of the game's most-coveted centers. Brown took over the starting position early on in 2006 and anchored it from then on, compiling 44 straight starts.

No. 43: RB Priest Holmes, 1997-2000
Holmes is better known for his body of work in Kansas City, but he got his start as an undrafted free agent in Baltimore. In his only year as the No. 1 option (1998), he rushed for 1,008 yards and seven touchdowns.

No. 42: OT Orlando Brown, 1996-1999/2003-2005
Nicknamed "Zeus" for his massive 6-foot-7, 365-pound stature, the hot-tempered Brown served two stints in Baltimore, locking down right tackle opposite Jonathan Ogden.

No. 41: G/T Marshal Yanda, 2007-2010
From the day the Ravens selected him with the 86th-overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, Yanda has been a stud. Even though he's naturally a guard, coaches put him in at right tackle – where he started 12 games as a rookie and all 16 last year – and Yanda held it down

No. 40: CB Samari Rolle, 2005 – 2008
Rolle started all 32 games his first two years, then had a neck injury in 2007 and eventually was forced to retire after battling epilepsy. The courageous leader logged 136 tackles, eight interceptions and 32 pass deflections as a Raven.

No. 39: RB Willis McGahee, 2007 – 2010
In McGahee's first season with the Ravens, he earned a Pro Bowl bid after finishing fourth in the AFC with 294 carries for 1,207 yards. He and Ray Rice have served as a dynamic one-two punch ever since.

No. 38: P Sam Koch, 2006 – 2010
The Nebraska product owns franchise records in career gross punting average (43.7 yards per game) and net punting (38.1). His 149 punts inside the 20-yard line since 2006 are second-most in the NFL and tops in Ravens annals.

No. 37: G Ben Grubbs, 2007 – 2010
The former first-round draft pick was named a Pro Bowl alternate the past two seasons. Grubbs became a starter in his fifth NFL game and hasn't missed a start since along the left side of Baltimore's line.

No. 36: DE Anthony Weaver, 2002 – 2005
Weaver delivered after he was drafted out of Notre Dame, as the Ravens switched to more of a 3-4 defense.  He started 54 of the 57 games he played during his four-year tenure.

No. 35: DE Trevor Pryce, 2006 – 2010
Blessed with an uncanny combo of size and quickness, Pryce notched a career-high 13 sacks in 2006, helping Baltimore claim its first AFC North crown and the No. 1 ranking among NFL defenses.

No. 34: QB Steve McNair, 2006 – 2007
Signed in 2006, the former Tennessee Titan immediately led the Ravens to a franchise-best 13-3 record and AFC North title. McNair was a general on and off the field, earning locker room respect from the beginning, and his 3,050 passing yards that year were then the second-most in Ravens history.

No. 33: WR Michael Jackson, 1996 – 1998
Jackson had a magical season in the Ravens' inaugural year. He was on the other end of 76 Vinny Testaverde passes and turned it into 1,201 yards.

No. 32: FB Le'Ron McClain, 2007 – 2010
When Willis McGahee was banged up in 2008, McClain rumbled for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns as the primary back. He has returned to more of a blocking role the past two years, but still featured top-notch hands for a big man.

No. 31: OLB Jarret Johnson, 2003 – 2010
A fourth-round draft pick in 2003, Johnson came into the league as a 295-pound defensive tackle, and now, he's one of Baltimore's most-reliable linebackers. Always near the top of Ravens tacklers, the Alabama product hasn't missed a start in four years.

No. 30: C Mike Flynn, 1997-2007
Summing up what it means to be a Raven with his hard work and determination, the Ravens needed Flynn to take over for Jeff Mitchell and solidify a key position in 2000.

No. 29: WR Derrick Alexander, 1996-1997
Alexander had 62 receptions for 1,099 yards and nine touchdowns in inaugural 1996,and [add] then followed that up with 65 grabs for 1,009 yards and nine touchdowns in 1997.

No. 28: Qadry Ismail, 1999-2001
Ismail was one of the most prolific receivers in Ravens history, winning a Super Bowl ring and posting the third-most career receiving yards in team history (2,819), while he is also tied for second in career receiving touchdowns (18) among Ravens wide receivers.

No. 27: OLB Jamie Sharper, 1997-2001
The athletic Sharper became a key component of the Super Bowl defense, serving as a do-it-all tackling machine next to Ray Lewis.

No. 26: QB Vinny Testaverde, 1996-97
In 1996, Testaverde made his first Pro Bowl appearance after passing for 33 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards. The Miami product followed that with a hair under 3,000 passing yards the next season, but he did it in only 13 games.

25. CB Duane Starks, 1998-2001
The 10th-overall pick recorded 20 interceptions during his four years as a Raven, which is pretty remarkable considering he wasn't a full-time starter his first two seasons.

24. DE Rob Burnett, 1996-2001
A former fifth-round pick, Burnett totaled 26 1/2 sacks during his tenure in Baltimore and was a key member of the Ravens' Super Bowl squad.

23. RB Ray Rice, 2008-2010
At age 24, Rice is already one of the game's elite budding talents. In his first year as the No. 1 tailback in 2009, Rice went to the Pro Bowl with 2,041 yards of total offense under his belt.

22. G Edwin Mulitalo, 1999-2006
the The 345-pound Mulitalo formed a nasty left side of the Ravens' offensive line next to Jonathan Ogden, largely forming Baltimore's pounding offensive identity.

21. DT Kelly Gregg, 2001-2010
"Buddy Lee" is a stocky blue-collar worker that has been a staple in Baltimore's defense for the past decade. He is second on the Ravens' all-time tackles list (721).

20. LB Bart Scott, 2002-08
The Ravens' resident motor mouth for years, Scott rose up the ranks from a little-known undrafted free agent to a Pro Bowl performer.

19. QB Joe Flacco, 2008-2010
You can't argue with success – especially at the game's most important position – and Flacco has had more of it in his young career than almost every other quarterback in NFL history.

18. WR Jermaine Lewis, 1996-2001
Some might think this is too high for a specialist, but Lewis was a true game changer, owning Ravens records in career punt return yards (2,730) and career average yards per return (11.8).

17. WR Derrick Mason, 2005-2010
Mason has been a rock-solid performer in Baltimore who often doesn't get the credit he deserves. He's the Ravens' career leader in receptions (471) and receiving yards (5,777).

16. LB Adalius Thomas, 2000-06
Thomas' best stint came over an amazing run from 2004-06, when he totaled 237 tackles, 28 sacks and four interceptions, fully realizing what it means to be a "hybrid" player.

15. DT Tony Siragusa, 1997-2001
"Goose" embodied the personality of the Super Bowl Ravens, giving the team much of its swagger. A nasty, confident player, he teamed up with Sam Adams to form a brick wall.

14. DT Sam Adams, 2000-01
At 6-foot-3, 350 pounds, Adams was a load up front during the Ravens' Super Bowl run. With Adams taking up two and three blockers at a time, guys like Ray Lewis cleaned up the tackles.

13. TE Todd Heap, 2001-2010
Heap has been an integral gear in the Ravens' offense for nearly a decade and is the franchise's career-leader in receiving touchdowns (41) and second in receptions and receiving yards.

12. TE Shannon Sharpe, 2000-01
The Hall of Famer was vital in the Ravens' Super Bowl passing game – and some would say Sharpe carried most of the receiving load himself.

11. S Rod Woodson, 1998-2001
The Hall of Fame safety spent most of his career in Pittsburgh, but won his only Super Bowl in Baltimore. Woodson was the secondary's leader during the team's championship season.

10. DT Haloti Ngata, 2006-2010
Known as one of the best defensive tackles currently in the NFL, the nearly immovable Ngata defines what a complete 3-4 defensive tackle is and added more pass rush last year.

9. CB Chris McAlister, 1999-2008
McAlister is one of the few players of his time who was a legitimate shutdown cornerback, a title often thrown around but rarely appropriate. He was big, physical and an explosive playmaker.

8. DE Michael McCrary, 1997-2002
The Ring of Honor member and two-time Pro Bowler turned in two double-digit sack seasons for the Ravens, including a 14.5-sack performance in 1998.

7. RB Jamal Lewis, 2000-2006
The Ravens' all-time rushing leader was an absolute monster back who carried the Ravens' Super Bowl offense and had a magical 2003 season when he nearly set a new NFL single-season rushing record.

6. LB Terrell Suggs, 2003-2010
Second in franchise history in sacks (68.5), the loquacious pass rusher has unleashed his brand of havoc since he first entered the league. He has rounded into one of the game's finest all-around linebackers.

5. OLB Peter Boulware, 1997-2005
The Ravens' all-time sack leader (70.0) was a menace for opposing offenses and had the ability to completely take over games with his explosive pass-rush ability.

4. K Matt Stover, 1996-2008
The franchise's all-time leading scorer, Stover owns the NFL record for most consecutive games with a field goal (38) and his 2,004 career points and 471 field goals both rank fourth in league history.

3. S Ed Reed, 2002-2010
One of the top ball-hawkers and defensive playmakers of all-time, the future Hall of Famer is the Ravens' franchise leader in interceptions (54), the most in the NFL since he entered the league.

2. T Jonathan Ogden, 1996-2007
Despite his sun-eclipsing 6-foot-9, 345-pound frame, Ogden was so much more than a road grader. The Ravens' first-ever draft pick revolutionized the left tackle position.

1. LB Ray Lewis, 1996-2010
Lewis is not only the greatest player in Ravens annals, but perhaps the finest defensive player in the history of the NFL. The 15-year veteran has been the face of the franchise from its inception.

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