OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Eager to protect their investment in quarterback Joe Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
The 6-foot-6, 312-pound Stanley shined at left tackle for the Irish throughout his four-year career. He started all 13 games in each of his final three seasons and was an Associated Press second-team All-American as a senior.
Twenty years ago, in the Ravens' inaugural draft following their move from Cleveland, general manager Ozzie Newsome made left tackle Jonathan Ogden the first pick in franchise history. Ogden became a fixture on the offensive line while putting together a Hall of Fame career.