During their first 25 seasons, the Baltimore Ravens have won 214 regular season games, 15 postseason games, six division titles and two Super Bowl championships. Their .559 regular season win percentage ranks fifth in NFL history, while the team’s .600 playoff win percentage is fourth best. Since the franchise’s founding in 1996, the Ravens have unquestionably been one of the league’s most successful clubs.
From the ownership to the front office and coaching staff, the Ravens are a first class organization in every way. Together with the players on the field, the team has blessed their fans with superb football. And the fans have surely had plenty of outstanding players to root for - three first-ballot Hall of Famers, 40 first-team All-Pro caliber seasons and a combined 122 Pro Bowl selections.
The All-Time Ravens 53-man roster through their first 25 seasons:
Lamar Jackson, Joe Flacco, Vinny Testaverde
Featuring the 2019 league MVP, Super Bowl XLVII MVP and 1996 Pro Bowl participant, the quarterback selections are straightforward. Jackson has the best single season and Flacco the best career.
Running Back & Fullback
Jamal Lewis, Ray Rice, Willis McGahee, Vonta Leach
Lewis and Rice are clearly the top backs in team history. McGahee slightly edged out Priest Holmes due to his 2007 Pro Bowl honor. From Sam Gash, Alan Ricard and Le’Ron McClain to Kyle Juszczyk and now Patrick Ricard, the Ravens have rostered a long line of top notch fullbacks, but Leach was the best of the bunch.
Jonathan Ogden, Ronnie Stanley, Orlando Brown Sr., Orlando Brown Jr.
Ogden is arguably the best tackle in NFL history and Stanley is arguably the best in the game today. Brown Sr. may be overshadowed by his son, current Raven Orlando Brown Jr., in a few years. After two strong seasons to begin his career, Brown Jr. beat out notable tackles Ricky Wagner and Michael Oher for the final spot.
Interior Offensive Line
Marshal Yanda, Ben Grubbs, Matt Birk, Edwin Mulitalo, Mike Flynn
The 2011 group of Grubbs, Birk and Yanda is easily the best interior combination in Ravens history. Mulitalo and Flynn held off Kelechi Osemele and Jason Brown due to their longevity with the club.
Todd Heap, Mark Andrews, Shannon Sharpe, Dennis Pitta
Perhaps the offense’s deepest position group. Heap, Andrews and Sharpe each earned Pro Bowl acclaim while suiting up for the Ravens while Pitta made several of the most clutch catches in team history.
Derrick Mason, Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith Sr. Jermaine Lewis
Mason was the most reliable receiver the Ravens have fielded. Boldin and Smith were major parts of the 2012 Super Bowl squad. Lewis, like Jacoby Jones, was a dangerous deep threat and return specialist who also helped the team win a championship. Smith Sr. made a greater impact than the trio of first round underachievers - Travis Taylor, Mark Clayton and Breshad Perriman. Following a terrific rookie campaign, current Raven Marquise Brown is on track to steal a spot.
Justin Tucker, Matt Stover, Sam Koch, Morgan Cox
Rostering two kickers is unusual, but Stover was too consistent for too long to be left off this team. The wolfpack of Tucker, Koch and Cox have been running together for eight consecutive seasons.
Haloti Ngata, Brandon Williams, Trevor Pryce, Kelly Gregg, Tony Siragusa, Sam Adams
Ngata is certainly the best defensive lineman in team history. Adams, Gregg and Siragusa were stout run stuffers and Pryce is probably the most disruptive tackle the Ravens ever fielded. Carrying six tackles is excessive, but Williams’ contributions could not be overlooked.
Terrell Suggs, Peter Boulware, Michael McCrary, Adalius Thomas, Jarrett Johnson
Suggs, Boulware and McCrary were dominant pass rushers that deserve their Ring of Honor recognition. Thomas was a versatile All-Pro and Johnson epitomized “Play like a Raven.” Several productive edge defenders, including Rob Burnett, Elvis Dumervil, Pernell McPhee and Matthew Judon, just missed the cut at this loaded position.
Ray Lewis, Jamie Sharper, Bart Scott, C.J. Mosley
Selecting Lewis, Sharper, Scott and Mosley to comprise the linebacker corps is a simple decision. All four were tackling machines and made impact plays for Baltimore.
Chris McAlister, Marlon Humphrey, Lardarius Webb, Duane Starks, Jimmy Smith
Another stacked position group, each member of this quintet was among the very best corners in the league when at their respective peaks. If the roster was expanded, Samari Rolle would have been the 54th man. With more time in Baltimore, Marcus Peters should secure a place on this list.
Ed Reed, Rod Woodson, Dawan Landry, Eric Weddle
Reed and Woodson are two of the best defensive players in the history of the sport, the pair combined for 15 Pro Bowls while manning centerfield for the Ravens. From a deep collection of capable strong safeties over the years, Landry stands out. And Weddle had three solid seasons captaining Baltimore’s secondary.
Which former Raven deserves a place on this All-Time roster?
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