Ravens taking OL with 29th pick not unprecedented
posted Apr 23 2012 2:39PM
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - History could repeat itself for the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL draft.
The last time the Ravens had the 29th overall pick, they selected guard Ben Grubbs in 2007.
Grubbs became a starter as a rookie and helped the Ravens make the playoffs in each of the last four years. General manager Ozzie Newsome desperately tried to re-sign Grubbs during the recent offseason, but the two-time Pro Bowl alternate accepted a $36 million deal with the New Orleans Saints.
So now, there's a good chance the Ravens will use the 29th pick Thursday to snare another offensive lineman. He just has to be worth it.
General manager Ozzie Newsome says the Ravens "will not take need over a real good player at another position.