Baltimore Ravens: Trading Back Would Be Logical In 2017 NFL Draft
With a lot of holes to fill, trading back in the draft may benefit the Baltimore Ravens more than they think in order to get more selections.
The Baltimore Ravens are not known for big blockbuster trades. That is just not how the front office works. But the Baltimore Ravens have traded first-round picks a few times. They traded back in 2008 to select Joe Flacco and get a few more picks. That turned out very well. But the fans are tired of missing on early round draft picks. So this year the Ravens need a strong draft and what could help that? More picks.
This draft is one of the deepest in NFL history. The Ravens should take advantage of that by stocking a lot of picks. If they can trade their pick at No. 16 for a late-first and a second or third-rounder, that is really good value. They have a whole lot of holes to fill at positions and what better way to do that than the draft?
Getting a second or third rounder would give the Ravens a better opportunity to fill their needs in the earlier rounds. The more picks you have, the better chance of success you have of selecting guys that can make an immediate impact.
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The biggest needs for the Ravens are at cornerback and pass rusher. Well, lucky for them, this class is really deep at both of those positions. They would be wise to gain as many selections as they can in order to select at least two players at these positions.
The Ravens front office is always good, they always know what they are doing. The Ravens have to make it happen this year and get players that can make an impact in order to compete for a championship this year.
The Bengals and the Steelers aren’t going anywhere. The Ravens now have to step up and go all in this year. Joe Flacco is no Tom Brady or Aaron Rogers, but he is the franchise quarterback. You don’t know how many years you have left with Joe, so it’s time to go all-in.
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They should not risk the future by trading up in the draft, trade back in the draft to help the future. Trading back is the safest and wisest way to go. The Ravens will still get one of the guys they like and will have opportunities to get even more players that can help them win. And we all know, winning is the most important thing for this organization and for our fans.