26. Ray Lewis, 1996, Ravens
This was another easy one because there are few linebackers in the history of the game that are in the same category as Lewis. Few played the game with more passion and intensity, and that’s a big part of what made Lewis a steal for the Ravens in the 1996 Draft, making him the team’s second-ever draft pick.
Most viewed Lewis as a little bit small for an inside linebacker, which is why he was only the fifth linebacker taken that year. But he proved people wrong, going to 13 Pro Bowls in 16 seasons, becoming a 10-time All-Pro and being one of the few defensive players to ever be named Super Bowl MVP. That’s on top of being the league’s Defensive Player of the Year twice.