The trade deadline came and went, and we did not see the Baltimore Ravens make any moves. For a team that is 6-2 and looking to contend, this is a small surprise, but there were plenty of reasons to expect a quiet trade deadline without significant moves being made.
3. The Baltimore Ravens are getting healthier at key positions
The reality is that the Baltimore Ravens roster is in a pretty good spot. They weathered the storm, but now they are relying on some of their healthy players to start performing better. It is clear that they could have added a running back, but Justice Hill has come along in recent weeks after an early season injury, and Gus Edwards is coming off of his best game. The team has not given up on Keaton Mitchell making an impact, either.
At wide receiver, the Ravens are looking for Odell Beckham and Rashod Bateman to play better after early-season injuries, and the same can be said for Ronnie Stanley. Along the interior, John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler just played their best games, although it does hurt to see the Jaguars add Ezra Cleveland for cheap.
The edge rusher was a popular addition for fans, but Odafe Oweh just got healthy. They already signed Jadeveon Clowney and Kyle Van Noy, and at some point, they expect to see David Ojabo and Tyus Bowser on the field this year. They do not need an interior defensive line or linebacker. At cornerback, they now have an overflow of depth as Brandon Stephens made Ronald Darby and Rock Ya-Sin depth pieces. Then safety could be overflooded with depth if Marcus Williams comes back.
If anything, they are too optimistic on guys like Keaton Mitchell, Tyus Bowser, and David Ojabo making impacts this year.