With the 2017 NFL Draft set to take place April 27-29, the process of teams adding rookies to their squads is almost finished. But there is no way to know what each of the league's 32 teams is thinking as draft day approaches. That being said, here are three draft day trades that could make sense for the Baltimore Ravens.
Up: The Ravens trade with the Carolina Panthers, and as a result, the Ravens receive the eighth overall pick and the Panthers sixth-round pick, while the Panther receive the 16th pick, plus the Ravens' second-round pick, the 48th overall. The Ravens select wide receivers Mike Williams or Corey Davis (whichever they like better) with the eighth overall pick. The Panthers select Derek Barnett with the 16th overall pick and select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara with the 48th pick.
Down: The Ravens trade the 16th overall pick to the Houston Texans for the 25th overall pick, plus the Texans' third-round pick (No. 89), two fourth-round picks (Nos. 130 and 142) and a 2018 fourth-round pick from the Texans. With the 16th overall pick, the Texans select Texas Tech quarterback Pat Mahomes, as they feared the Redskins could be targeting him. The Ravens select UCLA edge rusher Takkarist McKinley with the 25th pick. In the second round, the Ravens select USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. In the third round, the Ravens now have the 74th, 78th and 89th selections. They take Washington cornerback Sidney Jones at 74, Texas A&M guard/tackle Jermaine Eluemunor at 78 and Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick with the 89th pick. The Ravens have picks 122, 130 and 142 in the fourth round, where they draft Wyoming running back Brian Hill, Lindenwood inside linebacker Connor Harris and West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky.
Wild Card Trade: The Ravens trade out of the first round and receive picks 36, 67, 111 and 117 in the 2017 NFL Draft from the Chicago Bears, plus a third-round pick in the 2018 draft. The Bears select falling Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson. The Ravens now have the following picks in rounds two-four: 36, 47, 67, 74, 78, 111, 117 and 122. The selections are Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie at 36, USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at 47, Florida defensive end Trey Hendrickson at 67, Washington cornerback Sidney Jones at 74, Ohio linebacker Blair Brown at 78, Lamar quarterback Brendan Langley at 111, Bucknell offensive tackle Julie'n Davenport at 117 and Wyoming running back Brian Hill at 122.