The Ravens started Round 2 of the draft by trading down – twice. First of the Ravens dealt with the Jaguars, trading down two spots. In exchange for giving the Jaguars the 36th pick in the draft, the Ravens received the 38th and 146th pick from the Jaguars.
Then the Ravens traded down from No. 38 to No. 42. In exchange for sending the 38th pick to the Dolphins, the Ravens received picks No. 42 and 107 (fourth round) from the Dolphins.
Moving up two spots with the pick they got from the Ravens, the Jaguars took UCLA linebacker Miles Jack, finally ending his freefall. Jack was expected to be a top-10 pick until concern grew about the state of his surgically-repaired knee. If Jack has a long, successful NFL career, the Ravens could regret passing on a player who could have fit nicely in their defense. However, the Ravens didn’t feel they could take the risk on Jack, especially after wide receiver Breshad Perriman missed his entire rookie season last year with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, moving down from No. 36 to No. 42 meant the Ravens were confident they could still get a player they coveted, while getting the extra picks from Jaguars and Dolphins.