While roaming the radio dial this morning I heard an interesting proposal. Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun writes that trading with the Denver Broncos makes sense. Let’s take a look.
The Denver Broncos’ areas of weakness — linebacker, running back and wide receiver — are where the Ravens have depth.
If the Ravens trade, they will be looking for a starter-quality cornerback. One possible target could be Denver’s Andre’ Goodman, 31, who had 44 tackles and five interceptions last season.
Denver has already lost multiple players at linebacker, running back and wide receiver. The Ravens might dangle the likes of linebacker Antwan Barnes, running back Willis McGahee and wide receiver Mark Clayton. To acquire a cornerback from the Broncos, the Ravens probably would be willing to package a couple of players for the right cornerback.
The Ravens lost their top cornerback, Domonique Foxworth, for the season after he tore his ACL the day before training camp officially began. Trading for a guy like Goodman would instantly upgrade the Ravens weakest position. When or if the Ravens get Webb and Washington healthy that should be alright but the Ravens may be wise to use an area of strength to address an obvious area of weakness.
What would you do? The market for corners are especially thin, especially since former Raven Frank Walker is heading to Miami to talk with the Dolphins.
I’d have to agree with Jamison Hensley. A trade makes sense.