The Ravens are staying active on the trade market.
General manager Eric DeCosta made his third swap in the past six days, dealing second-year offensive lineman Ben Bredeson, a fifth-round NFL draft pick in 2022 and a seventh-round pick in 2023 to the New York Giants for their fourth-round pick in 2022.
Bredeson, a fourth-round pick out of Michigan in 2020, appeared in 10 games as a rookie last season but struggled early in training camp. He shored up his play in the preseason, showing his versatility as a guard and center, but was not considered a lock to make the 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.
The Ravens now have nine projected picks in the first four rounds of next year’s draft, including five in the fourth round. The team could face a defensive overhaul after this season, and DeCosta must make space for quarterback Lamar Jackson’s expected megadeal.
Bredeson is the second on-the-bubble lineman traded this week. On Saturday, the Ravens dealt offensive lineman Greg Mancz to the Miami Dolphins and a seventh-round pick for a sixth-round selection. On Thursday, the Ravens traded rookie cornerback Shaun Wade to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round pick and 2023 fifth-round pick.