The Baltimore Ravens have been linked to every possible wide receiver available over the last few months. And even after the team signed veteran Demarcus Robinson on Friday, don’t expect the rumor mill to stop churning.
Whether Odell Beckham, Will Fuller, or any of a number of available wide receivers, the Ravens have frequently been listed as potential landing spots. That notion holds true for the trade market as well.
The Draft Network’s Justin Melo recently listed three wide receivers the Ravens could trade for before the start of the season. All three options, while not necessarily the most realistic, would serve as significant upgrades to a very inexperienced wide receiver room.
Melo identified Nelson Agholor (New England Patriots), Darius Slayton (New York Giants), and Marquez Callaway (New Orleans Saints) as three players the Ravens could feasibly trade for this summer.
Would the Ravens explore a trade for a wide receiver?
The addition of Robinson gives the Ravens much-needed veteran depth in their wide receiver room, but if the opportunity were to arise to add another veteran, the team might have to consider it. That’s especially true for the three players Melo detailed.
Agholor enters the 2022 season as, believe it or not, one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL. He recorded just shy of 900 yards two years ago in Las Vegas but fell well short of expectations last year in New England.
As part of a crowded Patriots wide receiver depth chart, Agholor could be moved if another team was willing to take on his salary. His speed would certainly go a long way toward replacing the departed Marquise Brown.
Slayton is another intriguing trade candidate who has fallen out of favor with the Giants’ coaching staff. After two promising seasons to start his career, Slayton was rendered an afterthought in 2021 and ultimately finds himself on the roster bubble this summer.
Trading for Slayton would require a significantly smaller investment and his upside makes it an interesting hypothetical. He’s someone the Ravens could definitely consider.
The same is true for Callaway, another promising young wideout who finds himself buried on the depth chart. The former undrafted free agent was the Saints’ leading receiver last season but is now no better than fourth or fifth on the depth chart.
At just 24 years old, he’s definitely someone who makes plenty of sense for the Ravens.
Even after the Demarcus Robinson signing, don’t rule out the Ravens making another addition to their wide receiver room. These three players could certainly all be considered under the right circumstances.