The Baltimore Ravens used their first-ever draft pick, fourth overall of the 1996 NFL Draft, on highly touted Outland Trophy Award-winning tackle Jonathan Ogden out of UCLA.
Jonathan signing autographs.
By 2000, the Ravens had climbed to the top of the NFL with Ogden anchoring the offensive line from his left tackle spot.
Jonathan earned a starting spot in the Pro Bowl following the ’97 season, one of 11 times he was voted to the league’s all-star game.
Ogden became an instant starter and was recognized as a consensus All-Rookie pick in 1996.
Ogden, who was named the NFL’s Offensive Linemen of the Year by the NFL Alumni in 2002, was highly regarded as a great pass protector and equally adept as a run blocker.
In 2003, Jonathan helped pave the way for running back Jamal Lewis who became just the fifth player in NFL history to eclipse 2,000 yards rushing in a season.
A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, he played in 177 games in his career.
Ogden is all smiles after being elected into the Hall of Fame.
Ogden getting measured for his Hall of Fame Gold Jacket.