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Preston: Draft-night trades could invigorate Ravens, get them moving again on offense

Preston: Draft-night trades could invigorate Ravens, get them moving again on offense

After waiting through several hours and two trades, the Ravens finally delivered and drafted a playmaker by selecting South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst with the No. 25 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

And then Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome pulled another late move by trading with the Philadelphia Eagles and selecting Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson with the No. 32 pick.

It was a long night Thursday and at times frustrating watching Newsome and the Ravens repeatedly trade back, but the patience paid off on and off the field.

The Ravens needed a shot in the arm, something to get fans excited about this team again, and the additions of Hurst and...

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