Ravens settle for Reed

Team selects Miami safety after more coveted players are taken earlier in round

24th pick rated 24th by Ravens

Reed expected to start at safety, allow Baxter to move to cornerback

Nfl Draft

April 21, 2002|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF

In what has become the recurring theme of their off-season, the Ravens failed to catch a break once again.

After watching all their elite prospects fall off the draft board yesterday, the Ravens selected University of Miami safety Ed Reed - their 24th-rated player - with the 24th pick of the first round.

1998

10. Duane Starks, CB, Miami

1999

10. Chris McAlister, CB, Ariz.

2000

5. Jamal Lewis, RB, Tenn.

10. Travis Taylor, WR, Florida

2001

31. Todd Heap, TE, Ariz. St.

2002

24. Ed Reed, S, Miami

FIRST ROUND

1. Houston David Carr QB, Fresno State 2. Carolina Julius Peppers DE, North Carolina 3. Detroit Joey Harrington QB, Oregon 4. Buffalo Mike Williams OT, Texas 5. San Diego Quentin Jammer CB, Texas 6. Kansas City Ryan Sims DT, North Carolina 7. Minnesota Bryant McKinnie OT, Miami 8. Dallas Roy Williams S, Oklahoma 9. Jacksonville John Henderson DT, Tennessee 10. Cincinnati Levi Jones OT, Arizona State 11. Indianapolis Dwight Freeney DE, Syracuse 12. Arizona Wendell Bryant DT, Wisconsin 13. New Orleans Donte Stallworth WR, Tennessee 14. N.Y. Giants Jeremy Shockey TE, Miami 15. Tennessee Albert Haynesworth DT, Tennessee 16. Cleveland William Green RB, Boston College 17. Oakland Phillip Buchanon CB, Miami 18. Atlanta T.J. Duckett RB, Michigan State 19. Denver Ashley Lelie WR, Hawaii 20. Green Bay Javon Walker WR, Florida State 21. New England Daniel Graham TE, Colorado 22. N.Y. Jets Bryan Thomas DE, Ala.-Birm. 23. Oakland Napoleon Harris LB, Northwestern 24. Ravens Ed Reed S, Miami 25. New Orleans Charles Grant DE, Georgia 26. Philadelphia Lito Sheppard CB, Florida 27. San Francisco Mike Rumph CB, Miami 28. Seattle Jerramy Stevens TE, Washington 29. Chicago Marc Colombo OT, Boston College 30. Pittsburgh Kendall Simmons OT/G, Auburn 31. St. Louis Robert Thomas LB, UCLA 32. Washington Patrick Ramsey QB, Tulane

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