Report: Ravens Offered a 1st, 2nd, and Hayden Hurst for Jalen Ramsey

On Wednesday it looked like Jalen Ramsey was all but certain to be traded, but as of Saturday afternoon it’s starting to feel like Jacksonville is changing their minds.

There have been a number of reports about what the compensation for Ramsey might look like, but it sounds like the team that has come closest to getting Ramsey has been the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens reportedly offered the Jaguars a first-round pick, a second-round pick, and TE Hayden Hurst, but the offer was ultimately shot down by Jacksonville.

The significance of the report, though, is that it must have been communicated to the Ravens that they were close if there was excitement in the building about a trade getting done. Unfortunately for Baltimore, their first-round pick doesn’t carry anywhere near the perceived value that would come from the Raiders (or even Bears) first-round pick – especially now that Ben Roethlisberger isn’t around to challenge the Ravens in the AFC North.

Remember, if the Ravens make the playoffs they would at best be sending the 21st pick to Jacksonville. The Jaguars probably believe the Raiders first pick will be far more valuable. For example, if the Ravens were to pick 21st, their first and second round picks would give a combined trade value of 1170 points, according to the draft value chart. Any first-round pick above no. 13 would carry more value than both of Baltimore’s picks reportedly offered to Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars doubled down on their Ramsey asking price on Saturday afternoon so we’ll see where this all goes because it sounds like Ramsey is sticking with his trade demand, as well.

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