The Seattle Seahawks gave up a lot for Jamal Adams. There are two Ravens players who could be worth that kind of a trade:
When you have the opportunity to get the kind of draft capital that the New York Jets got for Jamal Adams, you have to at least consider it. The Ravens don’t have a single player I would be actively shopping right now if I was Eric DeCosta. It’s not like you want to part with superstar talents. That being said, if a team calls and offers a Jamal Adams trade sized treasure chest, you have to listen to it. You have to at least entertain the idea of an extra first round pick two years in a row.
The Ravens would actually be the most trusted team with those kinds of resources in the NFL Draft. Look at when they have had two first round picks before. In 1996 they drafted two Hall of Fame talents, Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis. In 2000, they drafted Travis Taylor and Jamal Lewis. Taylor may not have been a hit, but Jamal Lewis was a foundational piece of this franchise. In 2003 the Ravens got Terrell Suggs and Kyle Boller. If you’re going to take a swing like that on a risky quarterback, it’s best to get a Hall of Fame worthy outside linebacker as well. In the DeCosta era, you have Hayden Hurst and Lamar Jackson being first round picks of the same year. While there were a couple of busts in there, having a double dip in the first round gave the Ravens three Hall of Fame caliber players, a legendary running back and an MVP quarterback.
Speaking of their MVP quarterback, that’s what the Ravens are building around. It won’t be long until Jackson is in line for a mega sized contract. The best way to build the team is through the draft. The Jets just got a lot more draft picks to play around with. There are two players that could get the Ravens this kind of a haul. We have to at least be aware of it. This isn’t an argument for making the trades, This is just pointing out that they are possible. It’s worth noting that the Ravens technically have three players who could get this kind of action on a trade, but I am not even going to consider trading Jackson away. So who are these two players? Let’s break it down.