At the start of mandatory minicamp, Washington Commanders’ star wide receiver Terry McLaurin made it abundantly clear that he wasn’t going to show up, and that he didn’t. The Baltimore Ravens could be waiting in the wings to try and snap up McLaurin.
On draft night, one of the biggest shocks was the trade between the Ravens and the Arizona Cardinals for wide receiver Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown. This left a gap for the Ravens to try and address, and McLaurin holding out could be the opportunity they were waiting for.
McLaurin is a clear-cut number one option on most teams in the NFL. He is a much more complete and talented wide receiver than Brown. This means he will attract more attention, which would allow the Ravens to be more flexible, creating more favorable matchups around the field.
The Ravens have already solidified their offensive line through the draft and free agency signing Morgan Moses and drafting Tyler Linderbaum. They’ve also constructed one of the best defenses in the league via the additions of players like Kyle Hamilton, Marcus Williams, and others.
Adding such a versatile threat on the outside could be the missing piece in a legitimate Super Bowl run for the Ravens organization.
Terry McLaurin would give the Ravens a plethora of weapons
If the Ravens were to pull this off, they would be adding Terry McLaurin to a list of weapons that is already well on its way to becoming one of the scariest units in the league.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson is a cheat code on his own, but you add his element of magic to All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews, the returning J.K Dobbins and Gus Edwards at running back, as well as a wide receiver room that will look to take the next step, the Ravens will be a match-up nightmare for anyone next season.
Trading for McLaurin may still be somewhat of a longshot, but if the Ravens could pull it off, they would boast one of the most complete rosters in the NFL.