Well, we got a good game, as Kansas City defeated San Francisco, 31-20, in the Super Bowl. Sadly this marks the end of another NFL season, but the NFL never stops. The NFL Draft is now on the clock. I was thinking about the 28th pick the Ravens currently hold and the types of players the Ravens could select. Then I started to look at the history of the 28th pick in Rounds 1 and 2. Here are some highlights:

First Round, Pick 28:

1983: Darrell Green, CB, Redskins
1995: Derrick Brooks, LB, Buccaneers
2007: Joe Staley, OT, 49ers
2011: Mark Ingram, RB, Saints (fun fact: the Giants selected Michigan State wide receiver Mark Ingram in 1987)
2017: Taco Charlton, DE, Cowboys
2019: Jerry Tillery, DT, Chargers

Second Round, Pick 28:

1988: Chip Lohmiller, K, Redskins
1992: Jason Hanson, K, Lions (explains a lot, doesn’t it?)
1995: Kordell Stewart, QB, Steelers
1997: Kim Herring, S, Ravens
2006: Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars
2010: Golden Tate, WR, Seahawks
2012: Kelechi Osemele, OT, Ravens
2015: Randy Gregory, DE, Cowboys
2016: Roberto Aguayo, K, Buccaneers (what is with all the second-round kickers?)
2018: James Washington, WR, Steelers

After going through the history of the 28th pick since 1976, I feel I can confidently predict the Ravens will NOT draft a kicker in Round 2. This week, we will start diving into the 2020 NFL Draft with players the Ravens could select in the first round in April.

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