Ravens news: Families reunite, mock draft roundup, and more

Trayvon Mullen Jr. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Trayvon Mullen Jr. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens just claimed Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trayvon Mullen off waivers in a move that could have an ulterior motive.

Mullen is Lamar Jackson’s cousin and played just one game for the Cowboys in 2022; prior to his brief stint in Dallas, Mullen played for the Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders.

The 2019 second-rounder was picked up off waivers by the Ravens on Monday, but the transaction will not be considered official until mid-February.

Mullen may not have enjoyed much success in his NFL career so far, yet the move could benefit the Ravens in a big way — as Jackson’s cousin, he could have a hand in the upcoming negotiation talks between the star quarterback and Baltimore.

Jackson has chosen to represent himself throughout the entire contract stalemate, but maybe having a family member by his side will help move things along.

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Mock Draft Roundup 1.0: Ravens expected to draft wide receivers and cornerbacks (Clifton Brown, Ravens.com)

The 2023 NFL Draft is still several months away, though that hasn’t stopped pundits from theorizing what the Ravens will do with their first round pick (No. 22 overall).

Some of the names most commonly mocked to the Ravens include: LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, USC wide receiver Jordan Addison, Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Georgia corner Kelee Ringo, and Penn State corner Joey Porter Jr.

ESPN insider believes Falcons trade for Lamar Jackson ‘makes sense’ (Daniel Flick, Sports Illustrated)

We keep coming back to square one. The Falcons have recently been rumored to be a top destination for Lamar Jackson should he want to leave Baltimore, and an ESPN inside scoop claims Jackson to Atlanta just makes sense.

Per statements from various anonymous team executives, the Falcons have a run-friendly offense, lengthy wide receivers, and a young and hungry roster, all fair incentives which could lure Jackson away this offseason.

After the Ravens’ end-of-season presser, there are still those who remain skeptical about the Ravens’ intentions and have pointed to fundamental “roadblocks” in contract negotiations such as Jackson’s presumed request for a fully guaranteed contract.

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