The Baltimore Ravens have made the shocking decision to trade wide receiver Marquise Brown. In a stunning draft-day move, Hollywood is headed out west to Arizona in a trade that will reunite him with former college teammate, Kyler Murray.
The Ravens are sending Brown and the 100th overall pick to the Cardinals in exchange for pick 23. Minutes after drafting Notre Dame Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 overall, it was announced that Brown was also on the move.
All of a sudden, the Ravens will pick again later in the first round, but they’ll do so without arguably their best wide receiver.
The Ravens’ wide receiver room needs a lot of work, but it’s hard to argue with the value they got in the Brown trade. Landing a first-round pick is significantly more than anyone would have expected.
But what do the Ravens have left at wide receiver with Brown gone?
A look at the Ravens wide receiver room after the Marquise Brown trade
The Ravens could very well add a wide receiver at pick 23. In fact, it almost seems like a necessity at this point. However, for the time being, here’s a look at what the Ravens’ current wide receiver depth chart looks like.
- Rashod Bateman
- Devin Duvernay
- James Proche
- Tylan Wallace
- Jaylon Moore
- Binjimen Victor
That’s it. Just six wide receivers are currently under contract and just over 100 career receptions combined between the six of them. That’s rough.
The Ravens are putting a lot of faith in Bateman taking a major second-year leap. The Minnesota product showed promise as a rookie, but injuries (both to him and Lamar Jackson) prevented him from ever truly finding his groove.
Baltimore is clearly high on his future, and they also have to have some faith in the likes of Devin Duvernay and James Proche. Both players might have to take on larger roles in 2022, even if the Ravens add another wide receiver.
The Ravens’ wide receiver room is in desperate need of reinforcements after the Marquise Brown trade. Talk about a draft-day stunner.