Sergio Kindle

Ravens trade back twice in first round of NFL draft, acquire third- and fourth-round picks

Ravens trade back twice in first round of NFL draft, acquire third- and fourth-round picks

All along, the Ravens felt the best-case scenario for them in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft was to be on the clock with the 16th overall pick and to have teams interested in moving into that spot.

That’s exactly how it played out. Ten years after they made two trades within the first round before selecting quarterback Joe Flacco 18th overall in 2008, the Ravens reached a deal with the Buffalo Bills to move back in the first round.

The Ravens traded their 16th overall pick in the first round and their fifth-round selection (154 overall) to the Bills for the 22nd pick in the first round and 65th overall pick, the first selection in the third...

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