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Ravens could be stuck in no man's land with potential first-round trade partners

Ravens could be stuck in no man's land with potential first-round trade partners

The first question Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome got at a news conference earlier this month was about his emotional state heading into the 23rd and final NFL draft he will oversee in Baltimore. He said he hadn’t really thought about it.

The second question Newsome got was a rephrasing of the first: Are you sure there won’t be different feelings in the draft room this year? He said no — three times. Above all else, he repeated, he would be prepared.

“It’s all about who is that first player that we’re going to take with that first-round [pick] — if we pick in the first round,” he said.

As Newsome finished his response, the hypothetical tacked on like an...

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