2 Ravens WR trade targets became available after Bills trade Stefon Diggs to Texans

The Ravens could bring on a brand new wide receiver

Divisional Round - Baltimore Ravens v Buffalo Bills
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The Baltimore Ravens may be letting the offseason come and go without lifting a finger after the Derrick Henry signing, but the Houston Texans are trying to do everything in their power to maximize CJ Stroud's rookie contract. This includes stealing Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills.

Diggs was traded to the Texans for just a 2025 second-round pick and 2024 sixth-rounder, giving Houston one of the best wide receiver rooms in the league with fellow rookie contracts studs Nico Collins and Tank Dell. As is the case with any new addition, however, some incumbent players could be losing their spots.

With Diggs, Collins, and Dell locked in alongside the returning Noah Brown, former second-round pick John Metchie and ex-Rams star Robert Woods might not be able to hold on to their roster spots. Houston has also been connected to some very promising Day 2 receivers in the 2024 NFL Draft.

The Ravens might need to get Nick Caserio on the phone, as there's a chance that both Woods and Metchie could be available via trade. While the two are in different stages of their careers, there's a scenario in which both of them end up fitting in well with Baltimore's offense.

The Baltimore Ravens could trade for Robert Woods or John Metchie

Woods could be a cap casualty, but the Ravens could get ahead of the free agent frenzy by flipping a seventh-round pick to Houston for his services. Woods is at the end of his career, as he's fresh off catching only 40 passes last season, but he could still provide value as an underneath target.

Woods still has solid hands and can run some crisp routes. With 40 catches in eight career playoff games, he's shown to be a consistent playoff performer. If the Ravens want to make a veteran WR addition before drafting another wideout, they could do much worse than adding Woods.

Metchie missed the entire 2022 season as he battled leukemia. When he returned in 2023, the emergence of Collins and Dell limited him to a supporting role in which he recorded just 16 catches for 158 yards. Considering the former second-round pick's raw speed and vertical style at Alabama, these numbers weren't amazing.

While the Texans might try to give an amazing, determined prospect another chance, their crowded room would relegate him to WR4 at the aboslute best. Teams in need of a young WR3 with potential will likely be eyeing Metchie after this move, and the Ravens would be wise to gamble on his potential.

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