Ravens Veteran Rumored as Trade Candidate After Draft

A Baltimore Ravens veteran is rumored as a trade candidate after the 2022 NFL Draft.
A Baltimore Ravens veteran is rumored as a trade candidate after the 2022 NFL Draft. / Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens grabbed one of the most versatile defenders of the 2022 Draft class in safety Kyle Hamilton at No. 14 overall. The selection has already impacted the team as long-time starter Chuck Clark has now become a trade candidate considering he could be the odd man out.

Baltimore Ravens Trade Rumors

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler explained that the Ravens received multiple calls on draft night regarding Clark's status. It makes sense considering Hamilton possesses skills that resemble those of Clark's. Pairing the rookie with free agent signing Marcus Williams lines up to be a much more viable option.

It's worth noting that head coach John Harbaugh was quick to say he plans on Clark being on the team in the fall when speaking to reporters on Sunday. The 27-year-old has racked up 249 tackles (8.0 for loss), 12 pass breakups, 4 interceptions and 4 forced fumbles over the last three seasons.

Clark also wears the green dot from time to time, which means that he is the player responsible for organizing the defense on the field. It's hard to see Baltimore trading a locker room leader, but that could change if the right package were to be offered by a team in need of depth in the secondary.

Dealing Clark would end up being a football decision much more than it would be a financial one. The five-year pro is set to have a cap hit under $5.5 million in each of the next two seasons. This is a storyline to keep an eye on as training camp nears closer and closer by the day for the Ravens.

Baltimore has odds set at +2200 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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