Baltimore Ravens: 3 trades to go all-in and acquire Stefon Diggs

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Tuesday, news broke that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs wasn't at mandatory minicamp. That's huge news to Bills fans, but more intriguing news to fans of other AFC hopefuls like the Baltimore Ravens.

No one is truly certain what is going on with Diggs at the moment, and Bills coach Sean McDermott noted that he was concerned. What happens if Diggs now wants out of Buffalo after agreeing to a contract restructure?

Just picturing the likes of Lamar Jackson, Odell Beckham Jr., Zay Flowers, Mark Andrews, J.K. Dobbins and Diggs on the same offense is a wonderful daydream, isn't it?

It must be noted, first of all, that the Bills are highly unlikely to trade Diggs because it would leave them with a major dead cap hit next year of $31 million, plus a $13 million dead cap hit this year. However, if it came down to it and Diggs truly wanted out, then let's take a look at what type of trades the Ravens could offer Buffalo.

Trade Number 1: The Ravens deal a young wide receiver and a pick for Stefon Diggs

In this first trade, the Ravens keep it simple. It might not be quite enough to get the deal done, but Baltimore would offer up former second-round receiver Rashod Bateman along with their first-round selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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In Bateman, Buffalo would get someone who has always shown the potential to be a true number one receiver. But, Baltimore's offense hasn't allowed for Lamar Jackson or Bateman to get into a rhythm, volume-wise. In addition, Bateman has dealt with injury.

In Buffalo, Bateman would be healthy and ready for the remainder of the offseason program. He'd have a few months to work with Josh Allen on their chemistry and learning the playbook. If he's fully healthy, which we think he is, then the Bills get a sneaky good receiver to replace Diggs. They also get a first rounder, which they could use to their advantage since their cap situation isn't too kind over the next couple of years.