Super Bowl champions are said to be interested in Oklahoma Sooners star prospect Lane Johnson.
The Baltimore Ravens may be on the verge on pulling off the surprise trade of the night, after reports suggest they could be willing to climb into the top 10 to draft offensive tackle Lane Johnson from Oklahoma.
Source: Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Ravens are attempting to keep themselves in Super Bowl contention by considering a huge trade with a top 10 team, potentially Cleveland, in order to draft the player that they believe will be able to block Joe Flacco not just next season, but for at least a decade.
Johnson has seen his draft stock rise this year, and after an impressive showing at the East-West Shrine game in February, he has become one of the premiere offensive tackles in this year’s draft.
Size and strength are big points of his game, but his agility and quickness on his feet for a man his size is rare, and in a run-orientated offence such as Baltimore, he could be a valuable piece to an already strong offensive line.
Kelechi Osemele is their current left tackle, who performed to high expectations last season, and has been considered to be the starter for the team at the position going into 2013, and at only being 22, he has a long future ahead of him.
Osemele can also play offensive guard, which could be an option for the team should they go ahead with the trade, but could prove costly on a wage budget.
The Ravens would be giving up a lot in for the move, especially as they have the last pick in the first round, they will need to relinquish their second round pick, and most likely their first round choice in the 2014 draft too for the move.
Johnson will be a star wherever he goes, and if it is somehow playing for the Ravens, then he could have a very decorated career ahead.