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The Ravens have traded tight end Hayden Hurst and a fourth-round pick to the Falcons for second and fifth round selections, according to a report from ESPN. 

Hurst was a productive tight end for the Ravens, but was stuck behind Mark Andrews on the depth chart. Even in an offense that favors tight ends, Hurst was the odd-man out in a situation that meant the Ravens had some wiggle room.

In 2019, he posted 349 receiving yards on 30 catches. He scored two touchdowns and had the fifth-most targets on the team.

 

The Falcons needed a tight end after they lost out on Austin Hooper, who went to the Browns early in the legal tampering period of free agency. Hooper signed a four-year, 44 million dollar contract.

Now, the Ravens will have nine draft picks in next month’s draft, five of which will come in the first three rounds. They’ve also got two fourth-round picks, one fifth-round pick and one seventh-round pick.

The Ravens have Andrews and Nick Boyle — who they herald as the best blocking tight end in the NFL — on the depth chart still at tight end. 

And with such a deep and talented draft class at wide receiver, the move signals the Ravens are certainly in the market for another pass-catcher.

 

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