Ravens' First-round Pick: Haloti Ngata

NFL Draft

April 30, 2006

Position: Nose tackle Size: 6-4, 337 School: Oregon Hometown: Salt Lake City

Career stats

Played in 36 games at Oregon with 29 starts.

Totaled 151 tackles, including 83 solo, 10 sacks and 24.5 tackles for losses

Caused three fumbles.


Stout against the run, tough to move off the line of scrimmage.

Has brute strength. Can take on the double team and hold his ground.


Not a pass rusher and may not stay on the field on third down.

Projected role

Run stopper up front who will take on two men and keep blockers off Ray Lewis.

Quick notes

Both parents are deceased.

Has four siblings.

Suffered torn anterior cruciate knee ligament in 2003.

Finalist for Outland Trophy.


"His lower body is tremendously developed. He's really strong in the lower body," said Eric DeCosta, Ravens director of college scouting -Ken Murray

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