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Ravens best free-agent tourney: Second round of Ray Lewis Region

Vote bracket style for the best free-agent in team history. This is the Ray Lewis bracket.

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The Ray Lewis Region went chalk, just like the Terrell Suggs and Jonathan Ogden regions did.

Ring of Honor member Michael McCrary defeated No. 8 T.J. Houshmandzadeh with 92 percent of the votes. No. 4 Qadry Ismail defeated No. 5 James Ihedigbo with a greater difference than I anticipated at 69-31. No. 2 Daryl Smith handled No. 7 Chris Carr 96-4 and No. 3 Jacoby Jones beat No. 6 Orlando Brown 88-12.

(First-round results can be found HERE.)

Now it's on to the second round of the Ray Lewis Region:

Lewis Round 2

About each player and matchup:

No. 1 Michael McCrary vs. No. 4 Qadry Ismail

A seventh-round selection by the Seahawks, McCrary came to Baltimore as an unrestricted free agent in 1997. He went on to become one of the best Ravens in franchise history. McCrary ranks third all-time (behind Terrell Suggs and Peter Boulware) in sacks with 51. He was a two-time Pro Bowler. McCrary's single-season best in sacks came in 1998 when he tallied 14.5. He was on the 2000 team that won Super Bowl XXXV. McCrary entered the Ravens' Ring of Honor in 2004.

Ismail was a bit of a journeyman before finding his way to Baltimore in 1999. In his three seasons with the Ravens, Ismail became a starter and caught 191 passes for 2,819 yards and 18 touchdowns. Ismail's first season in Baltimore was statistically his best as he caught 68 passes for 1,105 yards and six touchdowns.

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No. 2 Daryl Smith vs. No. 3 Jacoby Jones

Not many people want to replace a legend. Oftentimes those shoes are just too big to fill. Daryl Smith, however, stepped up to the challenge. With Ray Lewis retiring after the 2012 season, the Ravens needed a veteran inside linebacker to take his place. Enter Smith, who spent his entire career with the Jaguars before coming to Baltimore. Smith did much more than expected, leading the Ravens with tackles (123) in 2013. He followed that up with 128 tackles in 2014.

Jones had many spectacular moments as a member of the Ravens. He ran back a 108-yard kickoff against the Cowboys in 2012 in a key moment. He ran a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half of Super Bowl XLVII. Two games before that, he caught a 70-yard bomb from Joe Flacco in the AFC Championship Game against theBroncos to send it to overtime. He had a touchdown return in the snow against theVikings. There were returns against the Steelers — Mike Tomlin got in the way of one. Jones turned out to be a great signing in 2012.

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The winner of this bracket will go against the winner of the Jonathan Ogden Region.