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How The Ravens Were Built


There are many ways to build a team, and free agency is certainly one key component.

General Manager Ozzie Newsome made a key move by re-signing left tackle Eugene Monroe on Tuesday within an hour of free agency opening.

But a look at the current Ravens roster shows Baltimore is built much more through the draft.

Of the 46 players currently on the roster, 36 were originally acquired via the draft, eight through free agency and two via trade.

Here's a look at how the current Ravens roster was assembled:


Draft: OLB Terrell Suggs


Draft: DT Haloti Ngata, P Sam Koch


Draft: G/T Marshal Yanda


Draft: QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice


Draft: CB Lardarius Webb


Draft: TE Dennis Pitta, LS Morgan Cox*


Draft: CB Jimmy Smith, WR Torrey Smith, G/T Jah Reid, WR Tandon Doss, CB Chykie Brown, LB Pernell McPhee, QB Tyrod Taylor


Draft: OLB Courtney Upshaw, T/G Kelechi Osemele, RB Bernard Pierce, C/G Gino Gradkowski, CB Asa Jackson, DE DeAngelo Tyson, K Justin Tucker, WR Deonte Thompson


Draft: S Matt Elam, LB Arthur Brown, DT Brandon Williams, LB John Simon, FB Kyle Juszczyk, G/T Rick Wagner, DE Kapon Lewis-Moore, C Ryan Jensen, WR Aaron Mellette, WR Gerrard Sheppard, DT Cody Larsen, TE Matt Furstenburg*
LT Eugene Monroe, C A.Q. Shipley
Free agency: OLB Elvis Dumervil, DL Chris Canty, WR Kamar Aiken, C Reggie Stephens, QB Nick Stephens, TE Nathan Overbay, OT David Mims

Free Agency:
RB Cierre Wood

*Undrafted rookie

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