Ravens could trade for Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy at the deadline

Ravens, Jerry Jeudy (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens could be in search of wide receiver help at the trade deadline this year, and one player who makes sense as a possible target is Denver Broncos wideout Jerry Jeudy.

The Draft Network’s Justin Melo recently put together a list of three teams that could trade for Jeudy at the deadline, and one of the teams listed was the Ravens.

Given Baltimore’s obvious need for some receiver help it makes plenty of sense. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this past weekend that Jeudy had been “the center of calls” given the Broncos’ difficulties this season.

Denver might look to sell some pieces they don’t believe are a part of their long-term plan and Jeudy might just fit the bill. If he does, the Ravens could absolutely come calling.

"“Jeudy’s route-running prowess would add some much-needed efficiency to Baltimore’s passing offense. Jeudy would do damage in the short-to-intermediate areas of the field in Baltimore. Pairing Jeudy alongside [Lamar] Jackson and [Rashod] Bateman would add another explosive layer to the Ravens while making them a more balanced unit.”"

Jerry Jeudy would be an excellent wide receiver upgrade for the Ravens

The 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Jeudy put together a promising rookie season, finishing with 52 catches for 856 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games.

However, he’s fallen short of expectations since then. Jeudy was limited to just 10 games in 2021 as a result of an ankle injury and he finished with a disappointing 38 catches for 467 yards and no touchdowns.

The former Alabama standout has struggled mightily with drops throughout his career with a whopping 17 over the first 32 games of his NFL tenure. That said, he could offer plenty of upside for this Ravens offense.

Jeudy is one of the smoother route-runners in the NFL which could give the Ravens one of the best young route-running receiver duos in the league when paired with Rashod Bateman.

And at just 23 years old, this wouldn’t be a short-term, stop-gap addition. Jeudy could very well be a part of the future core alongside Bateman, Mark Andrews, Lamar Jackson, and this passing attack.

As far as compensation goes, Jeudy likely won’t come cheap. It might take something like a third-round pick to force Denver’s hand seeing as though Jeudy is still on his rookie contract and is very much still a good young wide receiver.

That said, it might just be worth it.

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Jerry Jeudy would be a worthwhile investment at the wide receiver position both in the short and long term. This is a move that would certainly excite the Ravens fan base.