With all of the talent in the upcoming 2011 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens must decide who they think will be available when their 26th overall selection rolls around. The Ravens, like every other team, have areas of need that they will look to address through the draft.
The Ravens have made many successful selections in the drafts of previous years. The most notable of those selections was in the Ravens' first NFL draft in 1996, when the Ravens used their 26th overall pick to select a linebacker from the University of Miami by the name of Ray Lewis.
Lewis has become arguably the greatest middle linebacker in the history of football. He was selected with the exact same pick the Ravens will have in the 2011 draft. That goes to show that great players aren't always selected in the top half of the first round of the draft, and it is certain that the Ravens have an excellent chance of finding an outstanding player with their 26th overall pick.