When you get to the top three of any list, you know you will have solid reasoning behind the justification of these picks. The list of the Top Ten Biggest Draft Busts in Baltimore Ravens history comes down to the final three, and whether you want to call it the 'Top Three' or 'Bottom Three' depends on your view of the "honor."
The Ravens had big plans when they drafted Dan Cody out of Oklahoma with the 21st pick of the 2nd round in the 2005 NFL Draft. At 6'5" and 255 pounds, he had a non-stop motor that reminded some scouts of former Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary. Thinking that the team could bulk him up and teach Cody to play as both a defensive end as well as an outside linebacker, the Ravens never really got the chance to see if they could mold him into the type of player they saw as he recorded 25 sacks in college.
On the very first day of Training Camp in 2005, Cody's rookie season ended with a knee injury before it even began. He played his first game later in the 2006 season but never really had a chance to get on the field as he was so far behind others on the depth chart. Once again, he sat out the entire 2007 season with an injury and then was mercilessly released by the Ravens before the 2008 season.
Cody's stats included a grand total of one tackle in two career NFL games. Need we say more?
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