With the recent news of the Ravens trading Pro-Bowl left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Chiefs, let us take a look at how the draft now looks for Baltimore and what picks they have at their disposal.
Prior to trading Brown, the Ravens owned picks 27, 58, 104, 131, 171, 184, and 210 in the 2021 NFL Draft. In other words, a first-round pick, a second, a third, a fourth, two fifths, and a sixth.
Baltimore now owns picks 27, 31, 94, 104, 131, 136, 171, and 210, or rather, two first-round picks, no second, two thirds, two fourths, two fifths, and a sixth. The Ravens now have much more flexibility to move around the draft as they see fit, whether that means moving up for a player they want or moving down to acquire even more picks for this draft or for the future.
With needs at right tackle, outside linebacker, wide receiver, center, and safety, It is certainly possible that Baltimore could trade one of their two first-round picks to acquire more ammunition for Day 2. Not to mention that the Ravens could certainly benefit from adding another young defensive lineman or a third tight end. Cornerback is always a position to add to as well, no matter how many capable players you think you have on your roster.
The other route, albeit less likely, that Baltimore could take is to trade up for a specific player in Round 1, whether that be a wide receiver such as Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman, offensive tackle such as Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins, or edge rusher such as Miami’s Jaelen Phillips or Michigan’s Kwity Paye.