Baltimore Ravens: 3 Creative Moves Ozzie Newsome Should Make on Draft Day

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Baltimore Ravens: 3 Creative Moves Ozzie Newsome Should Make on Draft Day
Patrick Semansky

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a disappointing 2013 season, but a good draft this year could help them rebound quickly in 2014. After winning the Super Bowl the previous year, Baltimore slipped to 8-8 and missed the playoffs in 2013. 

General manager Ozzie Newsome will do his best to ensure that doesn't happen again in 2014. The Ravens have made it to the playoffs in six of the past eight seasons and nine times since 2000.

Baltimore doesn't stay down long, and Newsome ensures this by routinely making bold moves. This includes making bold, creative moves during the NFL draft.

In 2008, the Ravens traded out of the eighth overall selection to the 26th pick. Then they moved up again to the 18th pick to select Joe Flacco out of Delaware, an FCS school.

That's just one example of the kind of bold move Newsome will make to get the player he wants most in the draft. The following slideshow previews three creative moves Newsome and the Ravens' front office should make on draft day in order to satisfy each need they currently have.

(Note: This article is entirely speculative.)

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