Ravens Deal Hurst to Falcons for Draft Picks


The Ravens have acquired one of the two Atlanta second-round picks, as well as their 2020 fourth-rounder, in exchange for tight end Hayden Hurst and a 2020 4th-round selection. That’s according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The question here is which second-rounder the Falcons are sending to the Ravens. They already had No. 48 as their ordinary picks, but they added No. 55 after dealing Mohamed Sanu to New England. That must be the more likely of the two options.

The Falcons have brought in Hayden Hurst to replace leaving tight end, Austin Hooper. Hooper became the highest-paid player at his position when he signed with the Browns today. Hurst was a part of a dynamic personnel group run by Baltimore but was generally a second-choice tight end behind Mark Andrews. He played 16 games but started just 4, had 349 years in catches, and was the end of two touchdown throws by Lamar Jackson. 

He now faces the tough challenge of taking over the starting stop in Atlanta. Now that Hooper is out, the next on the clock is Jaeden Graham, who caught just nine passes last year. Hurst is the clear winner of the tight end job at Mercedez-Benz Stadium.

The Ravens won a lot form this deal. They got rid of a layer that isn’t a centerpiece of their offensive unit and got a second-round pick out of him. A selection that high, albeit probably the Patriots’, is likely to provide high-quality talent.

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