Poll: Haloti Ngata's Place Among Ravens Greats


Haloti Ngata's tenure in Baltimore has come to a close, but his impact on the franchise won't be soon forgotten.

The Ravens' first-round draft pick in 2006 developed into the best defensive lineman in team history and one of the most dominant defenders in the NFL during his nine years in Baltimore. The Ravens won three AFC North titles, made seven playoff appearances and won a Super Bowl during that stretch.

"I put Haloti in that group of iconic players that helped us to get where we are as a franchise," Owner Steve Bisciotti said during the season-review press conference.

Ngata is among the best to ever play for the Ravens. Where does he stack up against the other great players in team history? (Mobile users, tap the "View in Browser" button to vote in the poll).

Ray LewisThe middle linebacker was the heart and soul of the Ravens throughout his 17-year NFL career. He is a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer, and he was one of the best defensive players in NFL history. Lewis won two Super Bowls with the Ravens, and was the Super Bowl XXXV MVP.

Ed ReedThe rangy free safety was Lewis' running mate, and the duo helped build the Ravens defense into one of the most feared units in the NFL. Reed had a reputation as a ball hawk, and his 61 interceptions are the most in team history. Reed is also likely headed to Canton in a few years.

Jonathan OgdenOgden was the first draft pick in team history, and he turned out to be the team's first player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ogden was a dominant left tackle throughout his NFL career, and was a cornerstone piece of Baltimore's first Super Bowl run.

Terrell SuggsSuggs was Baltimore's first-round pick in 2003, and he's followed in the footsteps of Reed and Lewis. The outside linebacker has developed into a defensive leader and one of the best players around the league at his position. Suggs has the most sacks (106.5) in team history and has spent his entire career in Baltimore.

Joe FlaccoThe Ravens have enjoyed tremendous success since drafting Flacco in 2008. The team has won a Super Bowl and made the playoffs in six out of the seven seasons he's been in the league. Flacco has won more games than any other quarterback in the NFL during the last six years, and he's still in the prime of his career.

Jamal LewisThe hard-nosed running back was a key member of the organization's first Super Bowl. Lewis is the team's all-time leading rusher (7,801) yards, and he powered the team's offense throughout his seven years in Baltimore. 

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