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3 Players the Ravens Could Trade Up for in the 2020 NFL Draft

Tristan Jung
Kenneth Murray could be a target for the Ravens to trade for in the first round.
Kenneth Murray could be a target for the Ravens to trade for in the first round. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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The Baltimore Ravens have one of the most talented rosters in football, but free agency has left them some holes to fill in the draft. While the Ravens were the No. 1 seed in the AFC, they will be looking to prove it wasn't a fluke after getting upset by the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round. The Ravens are picking at the bottom of the draft, but they could still trade up if they see a player they like. Baltimore is armed with two picks in both the second and third round.

Here are three players that the Ravens could trade up for in the 2020 NFL Draft.

1. Kenneth Murray, LB

Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray could be a solid choice for the Ravens.
Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray could be a solid choice for the Ravens. / Brett Deering/Getty Images

Baltimore could use another linebacker to slot alongside Matthew Judon after Patrick Onwuasor left in free agency. Kenneth Murray had an impressive junior year at Oklahoma, showcasing impressive sideline-to-sideline skills and racking up tackles for loss. A solid NFL Combine performance has only raised his draft stock. Murray would be a great complement to Judon, but the Ravens would need to trade up into at least the mid-teens to ensure that they get the talented linebacker.

2. Patrick Queen, LB

LSU's Patrick Queen could be a target for the Ravens.
LSU's Patrick Queen could be a target for the Ravens. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Patrick Queen has been slated to go before the Ravens pick at No. 28 in a number of mock drafts, but his dynamic, all-field playmaking ability would be a good fit. Queen is a three-down linebacker and can cover tight ends and running backs. He was a standout player at LSU and has the physical talent to be a starter. The Ravens would only need to move up a few spots to be in position to take Queen.

3. Austin Jackson, OT

Austin Jackson had a productive season at USC last year.
Austin Jackson had a productive season at USC last year. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Austin Jackson is one of the best tackle prospects in the draft and could go late in the first round for a team in need of a left tackle. Although the Ravens don't have a need there, Jackson could be a year away from being a starting a tackle, which explains why he isn't at the top of the board. With Marshal Yanda retiring after 13 seasons, the Ravens have a hole at right guard heading into 2020. The Ravens could shift pieces around with Jackson to make an unstoppable offensive line. Baltimore had one of the best offensive lines in football last year that paved the way for Lamar Jackson's MVP season, but they'll need to make additions to stay at the top of the league. This might be a spot for them to use their extra picks in the third round to trade up to another spot in the late first or early second round.


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Tristan Jung is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Tristan Jung also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username tristan1117. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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