June 15, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens’ offensive display against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game was mediocre at best. Only rookie Zay Flowers caught more than four passes among wide receivers.

With Alex Ballentine scouting the Ravens, Bleacher Report published their “Complete NFL Offseason Trade Guide for Every NFL Team.” He put wide receiver on the Ravens’ “Biggest Positions of Need” list.

Ballentine speculated that in order to strengthen the Ravens’ wide receiver corps in the 2024 offseason, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett might be a “Top Trade Target.”

“It would make sense for the Ravens to look at a veteran receiver. Zay Flowers is an electric option, but they need a receiver outside of Mark Andrews and Isaiah Likely to pair with Flowers,” Ballentine writes.

As former Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald takes over as head coach, Lockett is moving down the depth chart in Seattle, and Macdonald may want to move on from Lockett.

“Jaxon Smith-Njigba was just drafted by the Seahawks, and Tyler Lockett is 31 years old,” Ballentine tweeted. Exchange him before June 1st, and they would save $8 million, or $18 million after. The Seahawks may attempt to dump Lockett as an expenditure because they also have the dynamic DK Metcalf.

Tyler Lockett is among the league’s most reliable wide receivers.
Lockett will be in his tenth NFL season in 2024. In the third round of the 2015 draft, the Seahawks selected the wide receiver.

In his few seasons with the Seahawks, Lockett was a reliable number three receiver. He was selected twice for the All-Pro Second Team and once for the All-Pro First Team KR.

After settling into a starting role in 2018, he enjoyed a breakout year as a wide receiver with 965 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Before only managing 894 yards this season, Lockett ripped off four consecutive seasons with 1000 yards or more with the Seahawks (would have led 2023 Ravens pass catchers).

Ravens receivers haven’t demonstrated a nose for the end zone recently, but the veteran has one. Since making his breakthrough in 2018, Lockett has amassed 50 receiving touchdowns and has scored in double figures thrice.

TE Despite only playing in 10 games this season, Andrews led the Ravens in touchdown catches with six. Flowers has five receiving touchdowns, making her the top receiver.

Lockett’s field availability is a vital aspect of his game that is sometimes overlooked. With the exception of 2016, the wide receiver has participated in at least 16 games each season since joining the league.

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