In the 2008 season, the Ravens finished 11-5 in the regular season, finishing in second place in the AFC North. They won two playoff games before losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
The Ravens have used five of their last six first-round selections on offensive players, including 2008, when they selected Delaware quarterback Joe Flacco 18th overall.
- The Ravens traded the 123rd (4th round) and 198th (6th round) overall picks to the New England Patriots in exchange for two 5th-round picks (137 and 141) on April 26, 2009.
- The Ravens acquired the 23rd pick in the 1st round from the New England Patriots in exchange for the 26th pick in the 1st round and the 26th pick in the 5th round (162nd overall) on April 25, 2009.
- The Ravens traded the 24th pick of the 7th round (233rd overall) and a 2010 draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Marques Douglas on Aug. 27, 2008.