3 hypothetical Ravens trade packages for WR Deebo Samuel

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2. Ravens don’t have to trade a 2022 first-round pick for Deebo Samuel

What if the Ravens really want to hold onto their first-round pick? Is there still a trade package that works? That’s the scenario we explored here.

In this proposal, the Ravens send their 2023 first-round pick to the 49ers along with their second-round pick (45) and the second of their two third-round picks (100).

In total, they’re left with picks 14 and 76 in the first three rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft along with all of their Day 3 capital, and, of course, Deebo Samuel. They do lose a future first, however.

This package makes sense if the Ravens are eyeing a specific player or position at pick 14. Say the Ravens really want to land a cornerback or even an edge rusher in the first round.

This scenario affords them the opportunity to still address a major need with a high-end prospect while also making the move for an All-Pro wide receiver in the process.

Given that they still hold onto the 76th pick as well as their Day 3 capital, they could even look to package a few picks together to move up on Day 2 as well. They still have plenty of draft flexibility.

As for the 49ers, they pick up two extra Day 2 picks including one in the top half of the second round while also obtaining a future first-round pick. Remember, the 49ers don’t have a first-round pick next year either so this pick is extra valuable to them.

Of the three trades on this list, this one is probably the most Ravens-friendly, but that doesn’t mean the 49ers would outright reject it. It’s worth throwing it out there.