3 trade packages the Ravens could offer for Terry McLaurin

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2. Ravens trade a first-round pick, sixth-round pick, and James Proche for Terry McLaurin

The A.J. Brown trade is going to serve as the basis for all three proposals on this list. We can assume that a fair value for McLaurin is roughly a first and a third-round pick. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still get creative.

If the Commanders were to trade away McLaurin, they would be left rather thin at wide receiver. They have first-round pick Jahan Dotson, veteran slot receiver Curtis Samuel, and depth players like Cam Sims and Dyami Brown, but it wouldn’t hurt to add another receiver to their roster.

That’s why this scenario sees the Ravens send fan-favorite James Proche along with first and sixth-round picks to Washington in exchange for McLaurin.

Proche seems like a fair player to add to this trade for both sides. He’s someone who can provide young, affordable depth for the Commanders while the Ravens don’t part ways with either Rashod Bateman or Devin Duvernay.

It seems unlikely that the Ravens would trade away a young asset like Bateman in this scenario, and Duvernay offers a ton of special-teams value. He’s probably more valuable to the Ravens than he would be to Washington.

That’s why Proche makes the most sense. His addition allows the Ravens to knock that third-round pick down to a sixth-round pick as well.

A possible wide receiver swap that allows the Ravens to give up less draft capital seems like a fair deal to me.