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Ravens send TE Hayden Hurst + pick to Falcons for 2nd and 4th round picks

The Falcons find their Austin Hooper replacement with Hayden Hurst.

Hayden Hurst #81 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during the second half of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Ravens will get second and fourth-round picks for their backup tight end Hayden Hurst and a fifth-round pick, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hurst wanted out of Baltimore as he was running third on the tight end depth chart and the Falcons lost their tight end, Austin Hooper, to free agency and were in need.

Hurst has ability but how he will do in a full time role is yet to be seen. He has good speed and could blossom in the Falcons strong offense as their No. 3 option, but his range of outcomes will be wide going to a new team without a strong history as the No. 1 tight end.

Hurst did catch 30-of-39 targets for 349 yards and two touchdowns, as he ran behind Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle in the Ravens tight end heavy offense. There is reason for optimism, but Hurst shouldn’t be a Top-10 tight end in your rankings with so many uncertainties.

The Ravens can only improve with a second-round pick to bolster their team. They’ve made some strong moves so far and continue to look like one of the front runners in the AFC.