Ravens: 3 moves the team could have made at the trade deadline

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2. The Ravens could have traded for RB Marlon Mack

The Ravens were connected to close to a half-dozen running backs leading up to the trade deadline, but perhaps none more so than Marlon Mack.

Mack tore his Achilles in Week 1 of last season turning over the No. 1 running back role to the upstart Jonathan Taylor. Taylor literally and figuratively ran away with the job rendering Mack a depth piece.

He still returned in 2021 after re-signing with the Indianapolis Colts, but he’s found it hard to find consistent playing time. That led to rumors that Mack could be traded at the deadline.

Much like Fuller, it likely wouldn’t have taken much to land Mack in a trade. A future late-round pick or a swap of late-rounders likely would have done the trick.

And at only 25-years-old, Mack could have been a valuable piece in a Ravens backfield that desperately needs younger, more explosive talent.

Veterans Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray, and Le’Veon Bell have all had their moments, but it’s clear that none of the three deserve large roles in the offense.

And with Ty’Son Williams stuck in the doghouse, it might have made some sense to trade for an experienced back who also wasn’t approaching or over 30-years-old.

Nonetheless, the Ravens clearly felt comfortable with the running backs they had on their roster. But it’s worth wondering what could have been if they traded for Marlon Mack.