2015 was painful but being in the top 10 picks in the NFL Draft wasn’t. The Baltimore Ravens need a superstar but they may have to think about trading up to get one.
The NFL Draft is almost here. Let’s face it, the Ravens have little star power on their offense. Let’s face it, 16 picks is a long time to wait when you need a game changer. There has never been a year where trading up seemed like this good of an idea. Trading up is usually not Ozzie Newsome’s MO. Newsome is notorious for trading back and accruing more picks. It’s a solid policy. The Ravens
target a player they know they can get a little later, and they get more picks to improve their team with. The problem is the Ravens need a difference maker. This year quantity is less important than quality.
The Ravens need a player that keeps other teams’ coaches up at night. They need a receiver that cornerbacks can’t cover. They need a running back that goes from 0-60 before you know what hit you. The Ravens need a defensive back that can practically fly on the football field. Baltimore doesn’t need another run of the mill first round pick. They need a once in a life time player that can make them a completely different team.
Superstars make a decent team a great team. The New England Patriots are led by the biggest superstar in the game, Tom Brady. They beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship. Pittsburgh has three super stars in Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. The Falcons may have not been able to seal the deal but look how far their superstars got them. Julio Jones is incredible with a side of how in the world did he do that.
The point is that superstars get pretty far in the NFL playoffs. The Ravens have plenty of great players. Eric Weddle, C.J. Mosley and Marshall Yanda, for example are core players. What the Ravens need is a game changer that will help them change a close game into purple reign. Every team in the NFL has great players. The teams that have special players are the teams that separate from the pack. Let’s look at four prospects that would help the Ravens get some distance from their competition. I warn you though, the Ravens would have to trade up to get any of these players.