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Ravens could continue trade streak

The Ravens have made a trade in the first round of the past three drafts. They could be a team on the move again if history – or at least another quarterback scenario – repeats itself.

In a situation similar to last year – when Denver traded with the Ravens to move up to get Tim Tebow – the Ravens could receive calls from teams wanting to get back into the first round for a quarterback like Washington's Jake Locker, TCU's Andy Dalton or Florida State's Christian Ponder.


The interested teams could range from Buffalo (34th overall), Cincinnati (35th), Cleveland (37th), Arizona (38th) and Tennessee (29th), although it's tough to think the Ravens to help out an AFC North rival.

"I still think they're a logical trade-down candidate," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said of the Ravens. "They're hoping to get two picks in the second round. I think the vertical receiver and the rush guy are the two they'd love to get."It might not be a coincidence that the Ravens have become one of the most active teams in the draft since Steve Bisciotti took over as owner in 2004.


According to general manager Ozzie Newsome, Bisciotti is a "big part" of the training process and the owner's "baby" is the NFL's draft value chart. This assigns each pick in the draft a point value, giving teams an easy reference to compare the relative value of draft picks in different rounds.

"That's one of the things that Steve is very big on," Newsome said. "He's very much a part of us trading up and trading back, and that's where he'll start to interject himself."

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