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Ravens LG Jermaine Eluemunor traded to the New England Patriots

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The former fifth-round pick will ship up to Boston after a strong preseason

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The 2017 fifth-round pick has been traded to the New England Patriots.

Eluemunor has sharpened his game this preseason, which included many first-team reps. This move comes as a bit of a surprise as the Ravens left guard position has been in constant flux over the past few years and considerably so in 2019. This is the second left guard the Ravens have traded in the past month, following Alex Lewis being traded to the New York Jets.

These two trades, and particularly the Eluemunor trade, indicates the Ravens are confident in Ben Powers, Patrick Mekari, James Hurst and Bradley Bozeman to present enough depth and strength at the left guard position.

Mekari has yet to allow a pressure between his time at guard and center. Ben Powers has looked stout in pass protection as well. Eluemunor’s departure should solidify Patrick Mekari and Bradley Bozeman with opening day roster spots.

Depending on exactly what the coaching staff wants to do, the offensive line group will carry some combination of Ronnie Stanley, Marshal Yanda, Orlando Brown Jr., Matt Skura, Hurst, Bozeman, Mekari, Powers and Greg Senat into the 2019-2020 season.

In the wake of the Patriot’s star center David Andrews’ season in jeopardy due to blood clots in his lungs, the Patriots have felt the need to secure more depth for their offensive line.

Eluemunor has only been playing ‘American Football’ since his late teenage years. Born in the United Kingdom, Eluemunor showed great athleticism and footwork despite being extremely raw at Texas A&M. The Ravens have worked to develop Eluemunor since drafting him in 2017, with Eluemunor registering two starts at left tackle and one start at left guard in that time.

With roster cut-down day looming Saturday, don’t be surprised to see the Ravens engage in more trades with the other 31 NFL teams.

Poll

Following Eluemunor’s departure, who *should* start at left guard?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    James Hurst
    (205 votes)
  • 26%
    Ben Powers
    (183 votes)
  • 36%
    Patrick Mekari
    (254 votes)
  • 6%
    Bradley Bozeman
    (47 votes)
689 votes total Vote Now