4 players the Ravens will try to trade for (and must get) before NFL's deadline

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RB Saquon Barkley (New York Giants)

Despite reassurances from Giants coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen that Barkley won't be traded, the running back's future remains uncertain.

Barkley is currently in the final year of his contract having agreed to play under dubious terms with the Giants in the summer. He will become a free agent or be tagged for the second straight year next spring if he and Big Blue can't agree to a long-term deal before then.

The running back has made it clear that he wants to stay in New York but also that he would accept a trade if it happens.

The case for a trade with the Giants is simple: the Ravens don't have a bonafide RB1 in their roster right now after losing J.K. Dobbins for the season in Week 1, and Dobbins isn't even in the future of the franchise with his deal expiring next January and putting him in the free-agent market.

This season, Barkley has appeared in five games (missed the other three with an injury) racking up 412 yards on the ground on 110 carries. He has scored only one touchdown. Whatever the numbers say, it's quite clear that Barkley could be the 1A available rusher in the market along with Derrick Henry's 1B.