4 most disappointing trades in Baltimore Ravens history

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4. The Baltimore Ravens trade for Lee Evans

As previously mentioned, the Ravens don’t exactly have a lengthy lineage of poor trades, so we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel a little bit here.

Still, it’s hard to look back on the Ravens’ trade for wide receiver Lee Evans as anything other than a bust of a transaction.

Eyeing additional wide receiver help prior to the start of the 2011 season, the Ravens sent a fourth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the veteran Evans.

Evans had spent the last seven years of his career in Buffalo where he was a dependable starter even posting 1,000-yard seasons in 2006 and 2008.

Unfortunately, the then-30-year-old failed to do much of anything in Baltimore. Evans was injured in the preseason and played just nine games for the Ravens, hauling in four catches for 74 yards.

Most Ravens fans will remember him for his crucial drop late in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots that cost the team a Super Bowl berth.

Although the player Buffalo selected with that pick, cornerback Ron Brooks, didn’t turn out to be anything special, the Ravens still wasted a fourth-round pick on a player who had four catches with the team.

And someone who will be most remembered for an untimely drop in a crucial playoff game.

Safe to say this is not a trade Ravens fans look back fondly on.