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Did the AFC teams' first-round picks live up to the hype?

Scouts Inc. breaks down every AFC team's Round 1 picks. Who lived up to expectations?

Originally Published: April 24, 2008
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com
Scouts Inc. broke down each team's first-round picks since 2000 and decided which players fell below (), met () or exceeded expectations ().

Here are the expectations for the NFC.

Baltimore Ravens

WR Travis Taylor certainly did not work out as planned and QB Kyle Boller seems destined to head down that same path, but overall, this is fine work by the Ravens. There is serious star power here. Baltimore is excellent at staying true to its objectives and taking the best player on the board and not reaching because of need. The Ravens also haven't drifted from the major collegiate conferences when making their first-round selections, which has allowed them to draft more NFL-ready prospects.