3 trade targets Ravens can add with projected 2025 compensatory picks

The Ravens will have more picks than almost all other teams in 2024.
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The Baltimore Ravens opted to let many of their top free agents walk in the 2024 offseason, which could lead to a very enticing haul of compensatory picks that will give Eric DeCosta a ton of flexibility. These picks can either be used on depth pieces or as ammunition in a trade.

The Ravens let so many veterans leave in free agency that both Over the Cap and NFL.com's Lance Zierlein projected that Baltimore would earn four compensatory picks in 2025. The only reason they have our picks is because the NFL's formula only allows for a maximum of four picks per team every year.

The Ravens might need to use those picks to leverage some extra talent from teams who are willing to jettison players who are either blocked by a veteran or eyeing a championship away from a rebuilding environment. These three players need to be on Baltimore's radar.

3 trade targets the Baltimore Ravens could acquire with 2025 compensatory picks

3. WR John Metchie III, Houston Texans

Houston's titanic addition of Stefon Diggs and the flier on Ben Skowronek added to one of the deepest wide receiver rooms in the league. Nico Collins and Tank Dell showed great chemistry with CJ Stroud last season, Noah Brown was brought back, and Robert Woods is still hanging around.

Metchie, who has worked his way back after a leukemia diagnosis, recorded 16 catches for 158 yards last season. While he hasn't been the most productive player, the Texans may shop him to contenders like Baltimore who believe their offense will be the secret ingredient that unlocks his potential.

John Metchie could be a target for the Baltimore Ravens

Metchie would likely need to beat out Nelson Agholor and fourth-round rookie Devontez Walker to earn playing time, but it's not unreasonable to assume that a Top 50 pick with a history of being a productive deep threat for a program like Alabama could eventually win out when put head-to-head against those two.

Metchie is a victim of circumstance, as injuries will be the only way he sees the field in Houston. Some team will be able to turn his speed into a weapon, and Baltimore could use Lamar Jackson's arm to get the most out of his impressive physical tools.