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Baltimore Ravens won't trade down in Round One

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The new developments in the draft make it unlikely that the Ravens will trade down

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

For the majority of the draft season, the Ravens pick has been in a state of uncertainty. We've been hoping that there will be a run on quarterbacks early in the draft to make sure that one of the elite prospects drops down to the Ravens at 6. The worst case scenario for the draft would be that there aren't any quarterbacks taken in the top five, which means that the elite players get snatched up before the Baltimore Ravens are on the clock, which means that the Ravens would have to choose from the second tier of players or trade down.

The events of the past few weeks now make it unlikely that the Ravens will trade down on Thursday. The trades made by the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles have made it all but certain that two of the elite five (Laremy Tunsil, Joey Bosa, DeForest Buckner, Jalen Ramsey, and Myles Jack) will be available for the Ravens at 6. There is no reason for the Ravens to trade down, as there will definitely be a player that will be able to make an impact on Day One.

Trading down used to be a possibility before the Rams and Eagles made their blockbuster trades with the hopes of landing one of the drafts big quarterbacks. Now the Ravens will likely stay at 6 and take one of the elite non-quarterback prospects.