Which Ravens draft class is the best in the John Harbaugh era?

Patrick Smith

Six classes to choose from.

With this being Draft Week, here's another poll for you guys.

John Harbaugh will enter his seventh season this year and has already completed six draft classes. Like any class, some players have hit tremendously and others have failed to live up to expectations.

Here's a rundown on each class:

2008

Round 1, 18th overall: QB Joe Flacco

Round 2, 55th overall: RB Ray Rice

Round 3, 71st overall: LB Tavares Gooden

Round 3, 86th overall: S Tom Zbikowski

Round 3, 99th overall: OL Oniel Cousins

Round 4, 106th overall: WR Marcus Smith

Round 4, 133rd overall: OT David Hale

Round 6, 206th overall: S Haruki Nakamura

Round 7, 215th overall: WR Justin Harper

Round 7, 240th overall: RB Allen Patrick

2009

Round 1, 23rd overall: OT Michael Oher

Round 2, 57th overall: OLB Paul Kruger

Round 3, 88th overall: CB Lardarius Webb

Round 5, 137th overall: LB Jason Phillips

Round 5, 149th overall: TE Davon Drew

Round 6, 185th overall: RB Cedric Peerman

2010

Round 2, 43rd overall: LB Sergio Kindle

Round 2, 57th overall: NT Terrence Cody

Round 3, 70th overall: TE Ed Dickson

Round 4, 114th overall: TE Dennis Pitta

Round 5, 156th overall: WR David Reed

Round 5, 157th overall: DT Arthur Jones

Round 6, 194th overall: OL Ramon Harewood

2011

Round 1, 27th overall: CB Jimmy Smith

Round 2, 58th overall: WR Torrey Smith

Round 3, 85th overall: OL Jah Reid

Round 4, 123rd overall: WR Tandon Doss

Round 5, 164th overall: CB Chykie Brown

Round 5, 165th overall: DE/OLB Pernell McPhee

Round 6, 180th overall: QB Tyrod Taylor

Round 7: 225th overall: RB Anthony Allen

2012

Round 2, 35th overall: OLB Courtney Upshaw

Round 2, 60th overall: OL Kelechi Osemele

Round 3, 84th overall: RB Bernard Pierce

Round 4, 98th overall: C Gino Gradkowski

Round 4, 130th overall: S Christian Thompson

Round 5, 169th overall: CB Asa Jackson

Round 6, 198th overall: WR Tommy Streeter

Round 7, 236th overall: DT DeAngelo Tyson

2013

Round 1, 32nd overall: S Matt Elam

Round 2, 56th overall: ILB Arthur Brown

Round 3, 94th overall: DT Brandon Williams

Round 4, 129th overall: DE/OLB John Simon

Round 4, 130th overall: FB Kyle Juszczyk

Round 5, 168th overall: OT Rick Wagner

Round 6, 200th overall: DE Kapron Lewis-Moore

Round 6, 203rd overall: C Ryan Jensen

Round 7, 238th overall: WR Aaron Mellette

Round 7, 247th overall: CB Marc Anthony

At first glance, it's hard to ignore the importance of the 2008 class, solely due to the Flacco/Rice pairing. But top to bottom, the 2011 class is really strong, given that the top two picks will be long-term contributors, with Brown and McPhee and Taylor all playing roles. And Anthony Allen, though no longer with the Ravens, was a valuable asset on special teams during the 2012 season.

So now it's on you guys again. Which class is the best one?


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