This is the second preseason trade for the Ravens with the AFC East after their trade on Friday with the New England Patriots involving rookie cornerback Shaun Wade.
Mancz has been competing for a backup role with the Ravens. According to Filmstudy’s Ken McKusick, Mancz was the last to get snaps at center against the Carolina Panthers in the Ravens’ second preseason game. It was a near certainty he wouldn’t make the Ravens 53-man roster.
The specifics of which draft picks have yet to be announced but regardless, this is a net-positive for the Ravens. At no point were they planning to keep Mancz on the roster and yet they improve a late-round draft pick by sending him to the Dolphins.
With this being a pick swap with the Dolphins, the Ravens will still sit at 10 draft picks for next year.
Here is Ravens' updated 10 projected draft picks in 2022:— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 28, 2021
1st round: One pick
2nd: One pick
3rd: Two picks (Comp for David Culley)
4th: Four picks (From AZ in 2021 drft trade and likely comps for Judon & Ngakoue)
5th: One (via KC in Brown trade)
6th: One (via MIA in Mancz trade)