Trade Deadline: Exploring The Market At Wide Receiver For The Ravens
By Ronny Hurd
Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is introduced before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at LP Field. The Titans beat the Falcons 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
If there was a position of need for the Ravens with the trade deadline looming, it would most certainly be a playmaker at wide receiver.
Wide receiver is a position of interest around the league because of the amount of injuries that have taken place within the past couple of weeks. You have teams like the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and New England Patriots, who could all use wide receivers since their own receivers have been battling injuries over the past couple of weeks.
You can also add the Baltimore Ravens to that list, as well.
The Ravens don’t necessarily have any injuries at the receiver position, other than tight end Dennis Pitta, who has been out with a hip injury. But they could still use a playmaker and another target for Joe Flacco, down field.
It’s unlikely the Ravens would make a huge splash for a receiver since they traded away a good portion of their picks to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Eugene Monroe. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt may be a viable option for the Ravens since his value is at the lowest point of his career, so it probably wouldn’t cost too much to acquire his services.
On top of his lack of production, Britt’s character issues are a cause of a concern for any team looking to acquire him. He has been arrested on multiple occasions, and recently expressed his anger toward the Titans on Twitter.
Some teams will set all of the issues aside and solely focus on the talent that Britt brings to the table. Those same teams will also think that a change of an environment could boost his production, and put all of the character issues in the past.
The Ravens must to their own due diligence, extensively, before proposing any deal for Britt. If they think his talent outweighs the possible risk, then it makes a lot of sense for both the short-term and long-term.