The Baltimore Ravens could be considering a trade for Lamar Jackson that would see them move way up in the draft so they could select a quarterback.
That is according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who reckons that could be the case given the fact that the Ravens hosted top draft prospect Anthony Richardson on Wednesday. Richardson has seen his draft stock rise since the NFL Scouting Combine as he was the most impressive player there and some have even dared say he could go first overall.
As to whether the Ravens are considering him as a replacement for the disgruntled Jackson is unknown. But that they’ve met with him suggests the possibility should not be ruled out.
“Anthony Richardson has had quite a journey visiting with basically all of the teams that might end up potentially taking a quarterback in the first round. We’ll see where he ends up going, my guess is sooner rather than later,” Rapoport said.
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“But that has not stopped teams like the Baltimore Ravens from having interest in having him come visit. That top-30 visit is happening today, on the last day, that teams can have visits. Will he be available at 22 for Baltimore? Certainly seems hard to fathom but considering they have some uncertainty at the position surrounding Lamar Jackson, perhaps you’ve heard, this is smart by Baltimore to at least take a look.”
Richardson does seem the perfect replacement for Jackson given his physical attributes and his pace. While there is much to be desired where his passing accuracy is concerned, he’s likely to be a menace to opposing defenses and possesses plenty of upside.
As things stand, the young QB is unlikely to be available when Baltimore gets on the board, yet there’s plenty that could happen between now and the draft to put them in pole position.
Reports claim that Odell Beckham Jr. was assured that Lamar Jackson would be the Ravens’ QB when he agreed to join the team on a one-year deal. That’s also something to consider.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.