Ravens: 4 potential trade packages for WR Julio Jones

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Ravens trade proposal for Julio Jones No. 3

This one is very similar to the first trade proposal, although it involves a different player. In this case, the Ravens send two draft picks and pass rusher Jaylon Ferguson to the Falcons.

Atlanta doesn’t necessarily have a need at wide receiver, even if they do trade Jones. Sending Miles Boykin to the Falcons makes some sense, but Atlanta could have their eyes on a different position.

The Falcons desperately need help on defense, perhaps nowhere more so than at pass rusher. Unfortunately, that also happens to be the greatest need for the Ravens too.

But one player who could probably use a change of scenery is the aforementioned Ferguson.

A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Ferguson has been a disappointment through two seasons only amassing 4.5 sacks in 28 games.

He’s slowly seen his role on defense diminish over his time in Baltimore even serving as a healthy scratch on numerous occasions late in the year and in the postseason.

With the additions of both Odafe Oweh and Daelin Hayes in the 2021 NFL Draft, it’s hard to see Ferguson getting much playing time on defense, even given the lack of depth at the position.

But he still has some potential and the Falcons could take a flyer on him in addition to the main haul which would be the second and fifth-round picks.

Using that first proposal as a baseline, the Falcons receive a fifth instead of a fourth because Ferguson might provide more value to them, despite his lackluster play in Baltimore.

This one makes sense for both parties.