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Ravens Tried to Replace Marquise Brown With Trade For 2020 Draft Bust

Larry Rupp
The Baltimore Ravens tried to replace wide receiver Marquise Brown with a trade for 2020 draft bust Jalen Reagor.
The Baltimore Ravens tried to replace wide receiver Marquise Brown with a trade for 2020 draft bust Jalen Reagor. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens made a splash during the 2022 NFL Draft by trading away wide receiver Marquise Brown in exchange for a first-round draft pick. It was a move that puzzled some fans and the Ravens' initial plan that fell through to replace him isn't going to do much to brighten their mood.

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Baltimore was reportedly in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire wide receiver Jalen Reagor in a package for veteran safety Chuck Clark. Of course, Clark has continually been involved in trade rumors after the Ravens used the No. 14 overall pick on standout Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton.

Reagor's reputation is that of a 2020 draft bust as he has failed to make a legitimate impact over the course of his first two NFL seasons. The TCU product has hauled in 64 of his 111 targets for 695 yards and 3 touchdowns in 28 games played. Reagor also only averages 10.9 yards per reception.

The fact that Baltimore's plan was to bank on Reagor's upside rather than find an experienced weapon to pair with quarterback Lamar Jackson has to be concerning. Brown posted over 1,000 receiving yards for the first time last season and now leaves a whopping 146 targets up for grabs.

Meanwhile, the Eagles' search for help at the safety position continues after talks to trade for Clark ultimately died down. The 27-year-old will look to remain effective for head coach John Harbaugh after posting 80 tackles (3.0 for loss), 12 pass breakups and 2 interceptions last season.

Keep an eye on the Ravens' front office over the course of the next few months. Relying on second-year pro Rashod Bateman and tight end Mark Andrews to carry the load is asking a lot at this point.

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