Lamar Jackson pitches for Dynamic Wide Receiver possibly on Trade Block

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OWINGS MILLS, MD — Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is back on the recruiting trail.

This time, he’s trying to lure Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf to Baltimore. Seattle may be willing to trade the talented playmaker, who is in the final year of his contract.

Metcalf is a physical wide receiver who could make an immediate impact in Baltimore. Last season he caught 75 passes for 967 yards with 12 touchdowns. He is only 24 years old so his best days are still ahead of him.

The problem is, the Ravens already have a wide and crowded receiver room.

General manager Eric DeCosta has selected six wide receivers in the last three drafts, including a pair of first-round picks.

Rashod Bateman has had a strong rookie season after recovering from surgery and could return to that No.1 role.

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Marquise Brown, a 2019 first-round pick, was second on the team with 91 receptions for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns last season. Brown and tight end Mark Andrews were the second duo in franchise history to hit the 1,000-yard mark in the same season, joining Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander in 1996.

Devin Duvernay, a 2020 third-round pick, excelled on special teams and made the Pro Bowl in just his second year. Duvernay also flashes as a wide and had 33 receptions for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

James Proche, a 2020 sixth-round pick, and Tylan Wallace, a 2021 fourth-round pick, also showed solid potential but were stuck at the bottom of the depth chart.

The Ravens also have Miles Boykin, who has been used sparingly since being selected in the third round of the 2019 draft.

Still, a playmaker like Metcalf could change the whole offense.

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