On Thursday, Ozzie Newsome traded the Baltimore Ravens first round pick for the third time in franchise history. Baltimore traded back in 2004 and in 2010 and selected Oregon State defensive tackle Dwan Edwards and Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle with their second round picks.
Edwards now plays in Buffalo and Kindle is slowly working his way back after an NFL career defined by off the field setbacks.
But the local media is optimistic about the Ravens options with some strong targets still available. Wisconsin center Peter Konz, Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw and Georgia guard Cordy Glenn are still on the board when the second round begins tonight.
After the Ravens announced their trade with the Vikings, wide receiver Torrey Smith tweeted that he had a hunch Newsome would hold out until the second round. “I knew we were gonna trade out of the second round….I thought we were gonna get that backer from bama..as soon as he got picked trade haha,” Smith posted on Twitter.
I think he meant “trade back to” not “trade out of,” but you get it.
Since the tweet, Smith has been flooded by questions from eager Ravens fans asking what they should expect Newsome to do when it comes time to select at pick number 35.
“I am not Ozzie Newsome haha I will be watching just like y’all tonight,” he responded.