Ravens nearly traded Chuck Clark for Jalen Reagor during the draft

Ravens, Jalen Reagor Chuck Clark Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Ravens, Jalen Reagor Chuck Clark Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The Baltimore Ravens have been receiving calls for safety Chuck Clark ever since they drafted his potential “replacement,” Kyle Hamilton, in the 2022 NFL Draft.

One such conversation took place during the draft, as reported by Adam Caplan on the Inside the Birds podcast. This conversation involved the Philadelphia Eagles and former first-round pick, Jalen Reagor.

Caplan detailed how the Ravens were “looking to trade Clark” during the draft, and they called the Eagles about a potential swap. Reagor’s name came up, although no offer was officially made.

He went on to state that the Ravens had interest in Reagor prior to the 2020 NFL Draft, indicating that they could still be interested in bringing him to Baltimore.

The Ravens had interest in a Chuck Clark/Jalen Reagor trade

It should come as no surprise that Clark is on the market given that the Ravens added both Hamilton and Marcus Williams in the offseason.

While the team has insisted that they’re more than happy to keep all three on the roster, if the right deal comes along, they won’t hesitate to move the veteran safety. Reagor is an intriguing name at a major position of need so he’s worth the conversation.

The 21st overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Reagor has disappointed in his first two years with the Eagles. The former TCU star has managed just 64 catches for 695 yards and three touchdowns in two years in Philadelphia.

He’s battled drop issues, injuries, and inconsistencies, all while being compared to others in his same draft class (most notably Justin Jefferson).

Reagor needs a change of scenery, and his speed would be a welcome addition to a Ravens’ wide receiver corps that needs bodies.

Evidently, the Eagles didn’t have the same level of interest as the Ravens did, at least according to Caplan. But it’s clear that the Ravens’ front office is still exploring wide receiver additions.

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They missed on Reagor. They missed on Jarvis Landry. Sooner or later, they’ll likely add someone.