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Titans left with
No. 152 – S Dane Cruikshank
Ravens left with
No. 162 – WR Jordan Lasley
No. 215 – OG Bradley Bozeman
Dictator’s Decree: “Let’s face it, there’s no difference between No. 152 and No. 162. The Ravens were willing to move back 10 spots late in the draft for an extra 6th rounder, No. 215. Baltimore turned that extra pick into OG Bradley Bozeman who played in nearly 20 percent of the Raven’s offensive snaps as a rookie. Nice value!” – March 2019
Most draft day trades that include 5th and 6th round picks turn out to be duds. Players are still available after No. 150 for a reason. If teams see “their guy” still available somewhere between 150-200 then by all means go ahead and trade away a 6th or 7th round pick to move up and get him, which is what Tennessee attempted to do in this deal. But at the end of the 2018 season the most productive player was Bradley Bozeman, the offensive lineman the Ravens nabbed with their extra 6th Rd. pick, No. 215, for trading down.
Trade #18.28 – Assets Exchanged
Titans receive: No. 152 (5th Rd.)
Ravens receive: No. 162 (5th Rd.), No. 215 (6th Rd.)
Trade #18.28 – Players Drafted & Transactions
2018 Year-End Summary
Picks in the 5th and 6th rounds rarely pan out so when they do it feels like found money. The Ravens moved down 10 spots in the 5th round and picked up an extra 6th round pick, No. 215, in the transaction. Interestingly, it is the No. 215 pick, Bradley Bozeman, who looked the best of the three players in their rookie seasons. Bozeman played nearly 20 percent of Baltimore’s offensive snaps and was playing well by the end of the season. We’ll re-visit this trade in a couple of years but as of now the trade-down Ravens are winning this trade because of the throwaway 6th round pick they got in the deal.
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.