Baltimore Ravens: Stealing one player from every AFC North foe

If the Baltimore Ravens were able to steal one player from every rival in the AFC north, who are the players they would be selecting?

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Baltimore Ravens should steal Ja'Marr Chase from the Cincinnati Bengals

This one is too easy as well. Half of the reason has to be that the Baltimore Ravens are just sick of defending Chase. The relief of knowing that he will not be opposing them twice a year trumps what he even brings to the team.

While the Bengals have a talented defense and they have plenty of names on it, they do not have a big standout name. Trey Hendrickson or D.J. Reader would be nice additions, but they would not change the game based on what the Ravens already have. Mike Hilton is probably the answer for the most impactful defensive player that Baltimore could steal.

A slot cornerback is a huge need, and Hilton is one of the best. Still, we are talking about Ja'Marr Chase. Even if he puts the group a little over the top, it is the fact that he may be the best wide receiver in the NFL.

Fans could argue for Joe Burrow, but the gap from Burrow to Jackson is not as big as the gap from Chase to whoever will step up as the Ravens' number one this year. If you had Lamar Jackson with Chase in recent years and then Burrow with the wideouts that Baltimore has had, the narrative around both may be different.

Odell Beckham is older and injured, Rashod Bateman has never been healthy, and Zay Flowers is just a rookie. The Ravens could still use a wide receiver if it meant adding Ja'Marr Chase.