The Rams trading up for the No. 1 pick in the draft will help the Ravens get a player they covet at No. 6.
It’s obvious the Rams are targeting a quarterback at No. 1, either Carson Wentz of North Dakota St. or Jared Goff of Cal. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Rams’ target is Wentz.
The Rams’ bold move means the Browns have to take a quarterback at No. 2 if they want Goff or Wentz. If the Browns also draft a quarterback at No. 2, it works in the Ravens’ favor. It means Florida St. defensive back Jalen Ramsey, Ohio St. defensive end Joey Bosa, UCLA inside linebacker Myles Jack, Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, and Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner would all still be on the board starting with the No. 3 pick. At least one of those players would have to fall to the Ravens at No. 6.
Even if the Browns don’t draft a quarterback, the Rams-Titans trade guarantees at least one quarterback will be gone by No. 6. That means the Ravens could get some enticing draft-day phone calls from teams looking to trade up for a quarterback.
The domino effect of the draft is working in the Ravens’ favor, because with Joe Flacco as their starting quarterback, they don’t need Wentz or Goff. They need help at other positions. And thanks to the Rams-Titans blockbuster trade, the Ravens’ No. 6 pick looks even more valuable.
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