Where Trayvon Mullen fits in Baltimore Ravens secondary
The Baltimore Ravens needed some obvious secondary help. They are probably moving away from Marcus Peters, and it appears to be the right time. Still, if they do lose him, it makes the room much thinner. That is why they signed Trayvon Mullen.
Where does Trayvon Mullen fit with the Baltimore Ravens?
Mullen was a former second-round pick, and will only be 26 this season. Still, he has slowly started to fade out and lose his chances. He was traded from the Raiders to the Cardinals. It never got off of the ground with the Cardinals, and he was released and signed by the Cowboys.
He was signed late into the season and was not playing much. He finished 2022 with 160 snaps.
So, Trayvon Mullen has the upside of being young, athletic, and talented. However, from a rookie starter to barely seeing the field in his fourth season, the fall came quickly.
When you look at the Baltimore Ravens cornerback depth chart, they have Marlon Humphrey. Then, there are a ton of question marks. Brandon Stephens is up and down and entering year three, Jayln Armour-Davis could barely get on the field without giving up big plays, and then Damarion Williams, and Ar'Darius Washington are slot players.
The Ravens could see Mullen come in and compete with Stephens to get on the field as an outside cornerback. Of course, two things would change that. First, the Ravens could sign someone else.
Still, they are clearing so much cap, and the Lamar Jackson situation has them stalled, so it is hard to see things going well with a bigger named free agent. The most likely option is the NFL draft.
This is a cornerback heavy draft, the Ravens need to load up and get a couple of them into the room to fill the depth. Still, as they stand right now, it will be the competition between Brandon Stephens and Trayvon Mullen on the outside.
Then, Washington, Williams, and even Daryl Worley could get work in the slot depending on the down, distance, and situation.