NFL Draft 2018: The Baltimore Ravens trade back AGAIN

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: Commissioner of the National Football League Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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The Baltimore Ravens have traded with the Tennessee Titans to move back to pick No. 25.

There were hints the Baltimore Ravens would trade back from pick No. 16 but few expected them to trade back twice in the first round. Ozzie Newsome has done just that.

After trading back with the Buffalo Bills from pick No. 16 to pick No. 22, the Baltimore Ravens have moved back yet again to pick No. 25. This time in a trade with the Tennessee Titans, who selected Alabama inside linebacker Rashaan Evans.

The Ravens traded the No. 22 (first round) and No. 215 (sixth round) pick in exchange for No. 25 (first round) and No. 125 (fourth round).

It’s not the haul a team like the Green Bay Packers got from the New Orleans Saints but it’s pretty clear what Ozzie Newsome and the front office are doing. They’re betting on the depth of Day 2.

The Ravens now have picks No. 52, No. 65, No. 83 and No. 118, No. 125 on the second day of the draft. It takes two to tango in these trades and the Ravens have found partners both times on the board. We know Ozzie Newsome loves his draft picks so is this really that shocking to anyone.

With an abundance of needs that couldn’t be filled with limited cap space during free agency, the Ravens are doing everything they can to beef up the roster.

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Rounds two through four are going to feature plenty of picks from Ozzie Newsome and company and I’m excited to see what it brings to the Ravens.