Ravens make surprise NFL draft trade: Baltimore sends Marquise Brown to Cardinals for first-round pick – ZellaNews

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After simply three years in Baltimore, Marquise Brown’s time with the Ravens is formally over. In probably the most stunning trades of the primary spherical, the Ravens made the choice to commerce their star receiver to the Arizona Cardinals. 

The Cardinals had been clearly coveting Brown as a result of they paid a steep value to get him. To make the commerce occur, the Cards despatched their first-round pick (twenty third total) and a 3rd-spherical pick (a hundredth total) to Baltimore.


The commerce implies that Kyler Murray will now have a brand new weapon who ought to have the ability to contribute immediately in Arizona’s offense. Murray and Brown are aware of one another after spending two seasons collectively in school at Oklahoma. Brown’s greatest season with Murray got here in 2018 when he caught 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

Although the Cardinals have DeAndre Hopkins on the roster as their No. 1 receiver, they had been nonetheless wanting to substitute Christian Kirk, and Brown will doubtless fill that function. Brown is coming off a profession season in Baltimore the place he caught 91 passes for 1,008 yards, which was the second-highest quantity on the staff. Despite piling up profession numbers, Brown appeared to frequently change into pissed off whereas enjoying in Baltimore’s run-first offense. 

Less than a month after the season ended, Brown deleted all mentions of the Ravens from his social media pages, which instantly began hypothesis that he needed out of Baltimore. At the time, Ravens basic supervisor Eric Decosta made it sound just like the staff would not be prepared commerce Brown away anytime quickly. 

“Marquise was my first pick [as a GM],” DeCosta stated, by way of Sports Illustrated. “I believe very extremely of Marquise. I believe he’s a expertise. I like his persona, his competitiveness, his ardour.”

Thanks to the commerce, the Ravens had two first-round picks throughout the NFL Draft on Thursday night time at 14th total and twenty third total. They used their first pick on Notre Dame security Kyle Hamilton, however have but to make their second pick. 


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