By Jermaine Lockett @ALFIEJL on April 22, 2014
The NFL Draft is just days away, and the Baltimore Ravens have almost put themselves in perfect position to draft the best player available instead of a position of need. I say almost because there are moves that could be made to improve the picks or roster as a whole. I present to you five big trades that Ozzie Newsome may want to consider before draft day.
With controversy spurring over the Ravens looking for a QB in this year’s draft, why not send Taylor to another team? It would give him his best chance at surviving at this level and give Baltimore a late-round pick in exchange for him. Oakland could use his talents, having rid themselves of Terrelle Pryor recently.
I told everyone about this explosive player. Rainey has more heart in him than most, yet the Ravens let him slip away to Cleveland and then to Tampa Bay last year. Baltimore should pay a late round pick for this potential premier Back. Rainey is only under a one-year veteran minimum contract, so why not make the trade?
Rumors have surfaced that Kansas City is shopping Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry. If Ozzie Newsome could fashion a deal of maybe this year’s second round selection, along with next year’s third and seventh for Berry, Baltimore would once again have a premier safety in the secondary. Matt Elam needs an experienced veteran by his side.
This may not be the popular option among RavenNation; however at the right price, Rice should be sent anywhere outside of the AFC North. Trading him for a second or third-round pick could add an invaluable piece to the roster and get rid of a player who is on the downside of his career.
He won’t renegotiate his contract and has a 16 million cap number this year and next year. His production is now average; the Ravens should unload him on some other team while the value still appears to be high. Ngata would be worth a second-round pick which could be used to bring in the RB to replace Rice.
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