The Baltimore Ravens have a solid offense but need offensive linemen depth. The unexpected retirement of Marshall Yanda leaves a huge hole in the Ravens line at right guard. Right now, they will be exploring both veteran and draft options to fill that hole. If the LA Rams are smart, they offer a veteran lineman to the Ravens at the cost of a fourth or lower 2020 draft pick.
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That will give the Ravens a veteran at the position for depth, and won’t eliminate the team’s drafting a prospect to fill the role when that rookie earns a starting role. The Rams have players who have NFL or even starting experience who will likely not get a chance to play in 2020. That list includes 6-foot-2 302-pound Brian Allen, 6-foot-5 321-pound Joseph Noteboom, 6-foot-5 321-pound Jamil Demby, 6-foot-4 315-pound Nate Trewyn, or 6-foot-3 316-pound Jeremiah Kolone.
The Ravens are interested in a player who can compete in 2020 for a starting role, so they will most certainly be interested in either Brian Allen or Joseph Noteboom. While Allen has been the center for the LA Rams, the team’s resigning both Austin Blythe and Coleman Shelton suggest the LA Rams are prepared to move on from a very young Allen. The LA Rams invested their fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Baltimore gets an inexpensive NFL veteran who not only slides in as the immediate backup to right guard D.J. Fluker but and can compete for a starting role. The Ravens land an experienced offensive lineman who can play multiple interior offensive line positions and the LA Rams get a 2020 NFL Draft pick restored for the investment. Allen’s rookie debut was cut deeply short by an ill-timed injury. Should the LA Rams decide to move on, they would be wise to strike a trade now.