Ravens move down 11 spots in the 3rd and draft TE Mark Andrews and LB Kenny Young, Chiefs land DT Derrick Nnadi

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Chiefs left with
No. 75 – DT Derrick Nnadi

Ravens left with
No. 86 – TE Mark Andrews
No. 122 – LB Kenny Young

Dictator’s Decree: “Baltimore pleased your dictator with this move. By moving back 11 spots in the 3rd round they gained an extra 4th rounder (No. 122) where contributors can be found. They drafted TE Mark Andrews (PFF’s #13 TE) and LB Kenny Young (51 tackles as a rookie). Excellent trade down strategy and execution!” – March 2019

This is exactly the type of trade down scenario that greatly pleases your benevolent dictator, both in terms of strategy and execution. As TDI’s constitution explains, if you trust your scouts and GM to nail the No. 75 pick, you should trust them to nail No. 86! For trading down just 11 spots in the third round the Ravens picked up an additional fourth round pick, No. 122. Fourth round picks can regularly yield players who are good enough to make the roster, contribute on special teams, and even be the “next man up” when injuries eventually happen. Baltimore nailed the No. 86 pick with TE Mark Andrews then landed a solid contributors with their extra No. 122 pick in LB Kenny Young. The trade down strategy is easier to nail than the execution in drafting the right players, but after one season Baltimore appears to have done both.

Trade #18.18 – Assets Exchanged
Chiefs receive: No. 75 (3rd Rd.)
Ravens receive: No. 86 (3rd Rd.), No. 122 (4th Rd.)

Trade #18.18 – Players Drafted & Transactions

2018 Year-End Summary
After one season the winner, in the humble yet flawless opinion of your benevolent dictator, is clearly the Ravens. Mark Andrews led all rookie TEs with 552 receiving yards. LB Kenny Young – a total bonus pick for moving down just 11 spots – played in over 35 percent of the Ravens defensive snaps and racked up 51 tackles. Moving down 11 spots in the third round for a bonus fourth round pick is what I call living the #TDI Life.

Notes on statistics:
1. Approximate Value(“AV”) and Snap Counts (“Snap”) per Football Reference.
2. Snap Counts only list offensive and defensive snaps. Special teams snaps are excluded.

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