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When you consider that the Ravens started out with only one of the first 63 picks in the draft and ended up with two very good players at No. 32 and 56 (after trading up), you've got to admit -- for the umpteenth time -- that Ozzie Newsome (pictured) and his front office staff do the draft as well as anyone. They deconstructed a slow, aging defense after the Super Bowl and have rebuilt it into something better in just a couple of months.
Best pick: Trading up to get Brown allowed the Ravens to streamline the draft class and made recently signed veteran Rolando McClain expendable if they decide he's not worth the trouble.
Missed opportunity: It would have been nice to get a decent wide receiver in the third or fourth round, but upgrading the defense was more important.
February 7, 2013