OWINGS MILLS — As always, the Baltimore Ravens will be receptive to opportunities to move back in the NFL draft and acquire more picks in later rounds, and general manager Ozzie Newsome said Wednesday that the Ravens have already received phone calls from teams interested in trading up to acquire the No. 17 overall pick from Baltimore.
“We’ll be prepared to pick at 17,” Newsome said. “But also, we’ll be entertaining trades to be able to move back if we want to.”
The Ravens traded their first-round pick for more picks in both 2010 and 2012.
“Well, we love picks,” Baltimore assistant general manager Eric DeCosta said. “We’ve said that a bunch. But I think it just depends on the trade itself, who’s available and what we can get. … It just depends on the board. It depends on the amount you can get. And it’s really who’s available.”
OFF THE BOARD: Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin is likely among the players the Ravens would consider taking with their top pick in the NFL draft next week.
However, DeCosta thinks Martin and the other top three tackle prospects — Greg Robinson, Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan — will all be taken before Baltimore picks at No. 17.
“Most likely all four of those guys are going to be gone before we pick,” DeCosta said.
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