Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome Shines Again After Stellar Draft

May 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are plenty of reasons why the Baltimore Ravens have made the playoffs in six of the last eight seasons, with a pair of division titles and a Lombardi Trophy on the mantle.
But all of those reasons can be traced back to their conductor: general manager Ozzie Newsome.
A former first-round pick, three-time Pro Bowler and 1999 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Newsome has become synonymous with how to build and sustain a successful NFL franchise. He's been particularly proficient at procuring top talent through the draft, consistently showing the ability to not only hit on early picks but also finding quality contributors in the middle and late rounds.
The Ravens' 2016 draft class is still in its original packaging, but it sure looks like Newsome knocked another one out of the park.
With his first selection, Newsome upgraded the left tackle position with Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley, who was regarded as possibly the top tackle in the 2015 draft class before he ch...

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