are beginning to get their ducks in a row in relation to team related transactions Willie Snead Jersey 2019 , such as contract extensions. The Ravens are of course among..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesBaltimore Beatdown homepageHorizontal - WhiteBaltimore Beatdowna Baltimore Ravens communityFollow Baltimore Beatdown online:Follow Baltimore Beatdown on TwitterFollow Baltimore Beatdown on FacebookFollow Baltimore Beatdown on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchBaltimore Beatdown main menuPodcastFilm ReviewFanpostsFanshotsRavensAboutOddsCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhitePodcast Film Review Fanposts Fanshots Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Ravens to announce a contract extension with CB Tavon YoungNew,35commentsESTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Ravens to announce a contract extension with CB Tavon YoungTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Harry How/Getty ImagesThe NFL offseason is just around the corner and teams are beginning to get their ducks in a row in relation to team related transactions, such as contract extensions. The Ravens are of course among those teams, and it looks like they may be ready to announce a fairly significant one:Fans who read through the first sentence of Zrebiec’s tweet wouldn’t be crazy for thinking it might end with the name C.J. Mosley, but it appears Young (who was still under contract for 2019) is the first domino to fall ahead of the official opening of free agency. A follow up tweet from Zrebiec indicates it’s a part of a specific strategy by new GM Eric DeCosta:The details of the deal were later leaked by ESPN’s Adam Schefter:Around 8.5 million a year is a starting-player type figure, which probably speaks to the future plans they have for Young beginning this season. It also may signal the end for Jimmy Smith, who’s had an up and down tenure with the team since signing his last big extension.Regardless of the relatively significant figure White Willie Snead Jersey , this is a smart maneuver, especially in the context of it being a part of that new philosophy by DeCosta. Too often the Ravens have allowed players to ascend to max value before locking up their services at a reasonable rate, and hopefully Young represents the first example of Baltimore buying in on rising stock rather than overpaying for aging talent or allowing their homegrown stars to walk away in their prime.This is an especially deft move to make as they have one of the strongest cornerback rooms in the league and Young is among one of their more underrated (and younger) contributors. Him, Marlon Humphrey, and possibly Anthony Averett could all be some very nice pieces to build around for the next several years.As far as the Mosley situation (and other players such as John Brown and Za’Darius Smith) this doesn’t necessarily preclude them from engaging in talks with those players. In fact, this helps their cap in the long term by locking up Young at solid value, and potentially shows they already have their plans for how they would like to allocate their resources before free agency officially opens.For more on this situation as well as other Ravens related transactions White Brandon Carr Jersey , be sure to keep checking back with Baltimore Beatdown as we approach the new league year. With a large majority of the Ravens’ fan base clamoring for a wide receiver to be General Manager Eric DeCosta’s first draft pick on Thursday night, a certain player has failed to receive his..." NFL DraftNFL Draft Profiles2019 NFL DraftClelin Ferrell would be an ideal pick for the RavensNew,38commentsEDTWith a large majority of the Ravens’ fan base clamoring for a wide receiver to be General Manager Eric DeCosta’s first draft pick on Thursday night, a certain player has failed to receive his deserved attention. Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell is a prospect that isn’t talked about enough as an ideal fit for Baltimore. With the losses of Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith this offseason, the Ravens are left with uncertainty at outside linebacker. Matt Judon has proven to be a solid starter as he enters his fourth season, but who will line up across from him? Tyus Bowser and Tim Williams are figured to have larger roles in year three, but neither has gained the trust of the coaching staff to earn a starting role yet. This is where Ferrell would make a day-one impact.Although Ferrell isn’t as athletically gifted as Florida State’s Brian Burns or Michigan’s Rashan Gary Brandon Carr Jersey 2019 , he is possibly more NFL ready than both of them. In addition to getting to the quarterback, Ferrell is stout against the run, which is something that will be greatly appreciated after the loss of Suggs on the edge. Everything about Ferrell screams solid rookie producer, something Baltimore’s defense needs this season to avoid a big drop off in production from a season ago. It’s unclear exactly how high Ferrell could go, however. Several teams just ahead of the Ravens need edge rushers, including the Falcons, Panthers Daylon Mack Baltimore Ravens Jersey , Titans, Giants, and Seahawks. Ferrell is an enticing option for any team picking in the mid-to-late first round, so it’s very possible that he isn’t even available for Baltimore at 22. If the Ravens really covet him, they could trade up ahead of one of the aforementioned teams to ensure they land their guy. It seems highly unlikely that DeCosta wants to trade up in the first round though, especially for a player that doesn’t seem to have immediate game-breaking potential.Wide receivers, such as Ole Miss receivers D.K. Metcalf or A.J. Brown Cheap Daylon Mack Jersey , may be the sexy option in the first round, but some fans seem to undermine the effect of losing Suggs and Smith. The time to replace the great Suggs is here and selecting the franchises first first-round edge rusher since Suggs himself is a good way to start. Ferrell fits the definition of “play like a Raven” with his work ethic and hard-nosed play style on the field. Clelin is one of the safer picks DeCosta could make.