Brian Burns and 5 Panthers stars the Ravens could trade for

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3. Ravens trade target: Robbie Anderson, WR

This just feels like a Ravens move. It’s much easier to see Eric DeCosta swinging a fifth-round pick for Robbie Anderson than it is to see him making a high-profile move for a player that will cost significant draft capital.

Anderson may not be the true superstar that some of the others on this list are, but he’s still a good player and someone the Ravens could really use on offense.

The departure of Marquise Brown has left the Ravens without a true downfield speedster. Devin Duvernay has the speed to occupy that role, but he’s not the same kind of field-stretcher that Brown or Anderson are.

Anderson could be that Marquise Brown replacement the Ravens never really found this offseason. The 29-year-old remains one of the NFL’s best deep threats even if his production has dipped, primarily due to bad quarterback play.

Just two years ago, Anderson finished with a career-high 95 catches for 1,096 yards. Brown became the first Ravens wide receiver to record 1,000 yards in a season since Mike Wallace last year. Anderson could fill that role.

Unlike some of the others on this list, Anderson’s won’t cost an arm and a leg to acquire and he certainly fills a need for the Ravens. This one makes plenty of sense for both parties.