A lot has been made of the Ravens failure to address their WR needs in the draft. Yesterday news surfaced that Justin Blackmon will be suspended for the first 4 games of the season for a recent DUI arrest and rumors immediately started to swirl that the Jags might release Blackmon.
Blackmon, for those of you who don’t remember, was the number 5 overall pick of the last draft. 5. The kid has serious talent. At his best, he could be a dominant slot reciever. He is a bigger faster version of Anquan Boldin. The Jaguars weren’t able to clean him up off the field, but being on a winning team will generally help those types of problems. Being on a team with strong leadership from the top down will also help. Blackmon is only due 10 million over the next 4 years, so his contract is extremely manageable. If the Jags are seriously considering cutting Blackmon, or even if they are just tossing the idea around, I would imagine they would be open to dealing him for maybe a 4th rounder or a 5th rounder something like that, maybe a 5th and a 6th or something. relatively low cost but high upside and a win win for both sides if Blackmon works out for the Ravens.
If i were the Ravens I would be willing to offer as much as a 3rd for him.
Sounds like a good idea to me. the Ravens would be without him for the first 4 games of the year, but that isnt a huge deal if it works out in the long term. Blackmon could be a big time player when he has a real QB throwing him the ball and a good supporting cast to help him stay out of trouble. I would be calling this deal all day long until the Jags agreed.