Let’s take a look at what has happened for the Baltimore Ravens this offseason. We’re going to look at the trades, signings and players that the team is losing:
Ravens tag Matt Judon
The Baltimore Ravens took a good bit of their salary cap space when they tagged Judon. It was a move they had to make. Hopefully they can get a long-term deal. At this point in the offseason you do have to admit, that Judon should be a keeper.
Ravens trade for Calais Campbell
I already did 3 big things about this signing so let me take this another direction. Instead of continuing to talk about how much Campbell will impact the 2020 season, let’s talk about how big of an upgrade he is at the defensive end position. The Ravens starting defensive ends in 2019 were Brandon Williams and Chris Wormley. Williams can now move back to nose guard where he is best. The Ravens wouldn’t have traded Chris Wormley to a division rival if he thought he was a player they had to keep. The easiest takeaway here is that Campbell was the first dramatic upgrade to the defensive line this offseason and a huge upgrade.
Ravens trade Hayden Hurst to the Atlanta Falcons
The Ravens now have an extra second round pick. The second day of the draft could be a potential game changer for the future of this franchise. Having four picks in the second and third round is going be huge. If you look what the Ravens have done in the past two drafts, you have to be encouraged with the amount of picks they have to work with. The one big thing about Hurst being traded is what the Ravens got for it. If the Ravens find a starter because they traded one of three talented tight ends, that is a win.
Ravens trade Chris Wormley to the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Ravens depth isn’t disrupted by this trade. The Ravens still have Jihad Ward, Justin Ellis and Daylon Mack. The Ravens ended up with a surplus at this position group. That gave DeCosta licence to trade Wormley to free up some cap space, even if it was to the Steelers.