5 cornerbacks the Baltimore Ravens could trade for this preseason

A couple of former first round picks, and a couple of multiple year starters are available for trade for the Baltimore Ravens
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The Baltimore Ravens cornerback room is a mess. The injury to Marlon Humphrey compounds the fact that they hardly had any depth to work behind him. Now, they are down to the bottom of the depth chart to find starting caliber players.

The team could sign for someone, but John Harbaugh has noted that many of the cornerbacks who are still free agents are available for a reason.

"We'll look at them, but you have to understand, it's late. Most guys are on teams right now, so part of that with the guys who are veteran guys is, who's in shape? Who's been working? Who really wants to play this year, because if you're guy that's out [there], and you've got some pedigree, you have to be in shape"

John Harbaugh

So, the best option may end up being a trade. These players have been in training camp and have been fighting for a roster spot, so they are in shape, and they have been working for it. However, they may be on the outside looking in on the roster or from a starting chance, and the Ravens could acquire them via a conditional type of pick.

5. Would the New Orleans Saints trade Paulson Adebo to the Baltimore Ravens?

Of the cornerbacks we list, Paulson Adebo may be the hardest to pry away from another team. He may cost the most draft equity in return. But he is probably the best long-term option if the team wants to go that route. Adebo is only in his third NFL season and has started 29 games over the past two years.

He has 1,073 snaps in coverage, per PFF. However, he did struggle a bit in 2022, and the team saw growth from their rookie, Alontae Taylor. So, with Marshon Lattimore healthy and Taylor entering his second season, Adebo could be losing his job by year three.

The Saints may want to hold onto an experienced backup, but it is starting to look like they are souring on him a bit. His play was up and down, but his style fits perfectly with the Ravens on the outside. He is young and experienced, and as Harbaugh said, it is tough to find that at this point of the offseason.