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Rumor: Ravens had big trade offer for Jalen Ramsey turned down by Jaguars

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On Friday, Baltimore Ravens players expressed their joy on social media, prompting questions that the team may be trading for Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

It looks as if they got excited early, as the Jaguars turned down an offer that included tight end Hayden Hurt, a first-round pick and a second-round pick, according to Eugene Frenette of 930 The Game.

If accurate, it should come as no surprise that Jacksonville turned down Baltimore’s offer. The Jaguars reportedly want two first-round picks for Ramsey, a 2017 All-Pro, and they aren’t playing the Dave Gettleman game of valuing a former first-rounder (in Hurst) as one.

Baltimore’s offer may be big on face value, but it’s a weaker package if other teams have offered two firsts. At the rate they are going in, both the first- and second-round selections will be further down than the Jaguars want. Hurst is a 2018 first-round pick, but has yet to amount to much and is 26 years old.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh, to nobodies surprise, is yet to comment fully on the matter.

“I’m like fans. I read it,” Harbaugh said, per the Baltimore Sun. “It has a little interest, because if someone gets traded to a team that we’re playing, or away from a team that we play, that matters to us. If we’re ever involved in one of those, then that really matters to us. But it’s not something you could ever comment on anyway.”

The Jaguars reportedly are interested in keeping Ramsey, not trading him. If true, the Ravens may have to either give up or step-up their trade package.