Baltimore Ravens Trade Deadline Preview: Who Could Get Traded?
Interior Offensive Line:
The Ravens lost perennial All-Pro Mashal Yanda to retirement this offseason, and it clearly shows. The record-breaking run game that struck fear into opposing defensive coordinators last year has taken a major step back, and rookie guard Tyre Phillips has struggled to fill in the future Hall of Famer’s shoes.
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Trading for an established guard would significantly improve the entire offense, and it would help the Ravens regain their lethal run game. General Manager Eric DeCosta would never trade a Day 1, but giving up a day two pick for a veteran seems likely. The following candidates are established veterans who are on bad teams, players who would be an instant upgrade who the Ravens could get for relatively cheap.
Kevin Zeitler – An established veteran who was traded in the famous Odell Beckham Jr. trade a few seasons ago, the New York Giants current situation could lead to him getting traded. As previously mentioned, the Giants are 1-6, devasted by injuries, and are not getting better. A rebuild is likely in the coming offseason, and Dave Gettleman would get rid of his few good players for the right price.
Joe Thuney – The New England Patriots are 2-3, and although in contention for the postseason with the playoffs expanding this season, Bill Belicheck could opt to rebuild the team in hopes of getting a stud quarterback in the upcoming draft. If this occurs, then their franchise guard could get traded for a day two draft pick. This is the least likely option for the Ravens, as Thuney is playing on a franchise tag and will likely receive a big contract in the open market this offseason.
Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Zeitler
New York Giants: 2021 second-round pick and 2022 fourth-round pick