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Ozzie Newsome: Teams have called wanting to move up

Ozzie Newsome

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is introduced during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)


So far, most of the news about teams moving in the NFL Draft has been about teams wanting to move up to get one of the top players such as Sammy Watkins or Jadeveon Clowney.

Now, we have our first official bail-out candidate.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome told reporters at his pre-draft press conference that teams have called them about the No. 17 overall pick, and that they’d entertain such an idea.

In a draft deep in first-round receiver talent, it looks like a spot where a team looking for help there might move. While too low for Watkins (or Mike Evans), the next group of receivers could start flying off the board in that neighborhood.

The Ravens have a history of doing business with the 49ers, and the 49ers need help at receiver, so keep an eye on that as a possibility.

Plus, the Ravens are good at this whole drafting thing, and could benefit from adding picks in a deep pool.