We're less than a week away from Halloween. That might not sound very footballish, but this year it surely is. That's because the NFL has set the 2023 trade deadline on Oct. 31 coinciding with the scariest of festivities in the calendar.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic wrote a very detailed column sharing some insight about the players your Baltimore Ravens could have on their radar if they decide to go ahead and complete a mid-season trade ahead of the deadline.
Last year, GM Eric DeCosta did so in trading for inside linebacker Roquan Smith and that move proved to be more than right. Could this season yield a similarly great player by way of a trade between now and next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET?
We will have to wait and see. For now, however, here are the 16 players Zrebiec highlighted in his piece along with some information about them, positives, negatives, and a bit of an outlook about what could happen (or not) if the Ravens go after them.
1. Chase Young (ER) Commanders
Young is a very young pass rusher still playing at only 24 years of age but a surefire disruptor. He was drafted second overall in 2020 by Washington and is playing his final season in D.C.
The likelihood of this trade is low, however, as the Commanders might find it hard to trade Young away to a playoff competitor from the same conference.
"There has been talk since the offseason that the Ravens and Commanders could come together on a Young deal, with little evidence of action," Zrebiec noted.
There is a chance Washington moves on knowing they could lose Young for nothing next spring, and fans would love to have Young donning purple, but the odds are long.