3. Ravens trade a second-round pick and Ben Powers for Roquan Smith and a seventh-round pick
I would have loved to send a wide receiver to the Bears in any of these hypothetical trade packages. Chicago is desperate for help at wide receiver, especially after recent injuries to N’Keal Harry and David Moore.
Unfortunately, the Ravens just don’t have the luxury to trade away any of their wide receivers at the moment. If anything, they could be in the market to add a receiver within the coming weeks/months.
Instead, the Ravens help Justin Fields and the Bears’ offense out in a different way by sending them a player who could step in as a day-one starter on their porous offensive line.
Ben Powers enters the preseason in competition for the starting left guard job in Baltimore. There’s still every chance he beats out the likes of Tyre Phillips, Ben Cleveland, and Patrick Mekari for the starting job, but he also could start elsewhere.
The Bears are set to begin the regular season with former Ravens castoff Michael Schofield as their starting right guard. Schofield was with the Ravens last summer and failed to make the roster or even the practice squad.
That’s the player the Bears are relying on as their everyday starter at right guard. Powers, while unspectacular, would undoubtedly be an upgrade.
This is probably the most appealing scenario for the Bears as they receive a second-round pick and Powers in exchange for Smith and a measly seventh-rounder in 2023.
The Bears may trade away their prized young linebacker in this hypothetical, but at least they upgrade their offensive line in the process.