The Kansas City Chiefs have made another huge investment in the offensive line, sending a boatload of picks to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for Orlando Brown Jr.
Orlando Brown Chiefs Trade
The move ensures Patrick Mahomes will have an elite blindside protector for years to come, as the two-time Pro Bowler is still just 24 years old. With Joe Thuney also coming over from the New England Patriots in free agency, the offensive line issues that plagued Kansas City in the Super Bowl could be a thing of the past.
From Baltimore's perspective, receiving a horde of assets in exchange for a player who made a very public trade demand is a pretty great deal, though parting with a 2021 second rounder does hurt. For this trade to be worth it, general manager Eric DeCosta is going to have to nail those extra picks.
With that in mind, here are three players the Ravens could target with the No. 31 overall selection they acquired from the Chiefs.
Ravens NFL Draft Rumors
3. Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Regardless of DeCosta's comments on the matter, the Ravens do have a pretty significant weakness at wide receiver. And expecting Sammy Watkins to fix it on his own is wishful thinking, to put it lightly. Taking a WR at No. 27 or No. 31 makes a ton of sense, and there aren't many safer bets than Rashod Bateman. Bateman's a polished prospect with a precise route-running ability that you just don't see in many 21-year-old WRs. He's got an excellent all-around game and could be the alpha that this WR group needs.
2. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State
The Ravens almost always seem to have a dominant pass-rushing unit, but that could change in 2021 if Baltimore doesn't add talent in the draft. Matthew Judon and Yannick Ngakoue are gone, leaving the Ravens without the man who led them in sacks in back-to-back seasons and a 26-year-old who has already amassed 45.5 sacks in his career. On talent alone, there aren't many better replacements than Penn State's Jayson Oweh. He tore up his pro day by running a 4.36 40-yard dash as a 6-foot-5, 257-pound DE. If Oweh pans out, this pass-rush could be scary again in a hurry.
1. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
The Brown trade obviously leaves a pretty significant hole at right tackle. And with Ronnie Stanley's status still unclear after that gruesome leg injury, left tackle could be an issue as well. Oklahoma State's Teven Jenkins could be the solution to those problems. His physical, hard-nosed style would make him an excellent fit in Baltimore's offense. Using that new first-round pick on a tackle almost makes too much sense, and Jenkins is one of the best this draft has to offer.
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