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Blockbuster trade could help Ravens get the prospect they covet

Jalen Ramsey catches a pass during Florida State's Pro Day Tuesday.
Jalen Ramsey catches a pass during Florida State's Pro Day Tuesday. (Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press)

The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams completed a blockbuster trade this morning that will shake up the top part of this month's draft, and significantly affect who will be available to the Ravens at pick No. 6.

The Titans traded the first overall pick and fourth- (113 overall) and sixth-round picks (177) in this year's draft to the Rams for a package of six selections in the 2016 and 2017 drafts. Tennessee will get the Rams' 2016 first-round pick (15th overall), both of their 2016 second-round picks (43 and 45), and their 2016 third-round selection (76). As part of the deal, the Titans will also receive 2017 first and third-round picks from the Rams.

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What does that mean for the Ravens?

Assuming the Rams and Cleveland Browns pick quarterbacks at Nos. 1 and 2 -- and it's unfathomable that the Rams would sacrifice that many assets to do anything but get in position to pick a franchise quarterback -- the Ravens will have their choice of at least two of the elite players in the draft.

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Barring another trade (the Browns reportedly have entertained trade discussions for the second overall pick) two of the following players should be available to the Ravens when they are on the clock: Mississippi left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who had been the likely top overall pick when the Titans held it; Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, Ohio State pass rusher Joey Bosa, UCLA middle linebacker Myles Jack, and Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner.

All of those players would fill significant needs for the Ravens and make it very difficult for them to trade back.

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