It's that time again to click open the weekly Baltimore Ravens Twitter mailbag ...
@jamisonhensley is there a chance either Ramsey or Tumsil will fall to #6?— eli neuberger (@thevoos) April 21, 2016
@jamisonhensley: A couple of weeks ago, I would say there was absolutely no chance of Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey or Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil falling out of the top five. Now, there is some hope for the Ravens after the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles traded to the top of the draft to get quarterbacks. Still, there are different levels of hope. If you want to put percentages to it, I would say there's a 10 percent chance of Ramsey sliding to No. 6 and a 60 percent for Tunsil. The difference is all three teams before the Ravens -- the Chargers (No. 3), Cowboys (No. 4) and Jaguars (No. 5) -- have all been linked to Ramsey. Only the Chargers are a viable team for Tunsil. If Tunsil gets past San Diego, it's a near certainty that he will be available when the Ravens are on the clock.
@jamisonhensley What would it cost a team like Buffalo(19) to move up to the Ravens pick at 6?— Dan Abeshouse (@DanAbeshouse82) April 21, 2016
@jamisonhensley:: In 2008, the Ravens traded back 18 spots from No. 8 to No. 26, receiving four 2008 picks from the Jaguars (one first-rounder, two second-rounders and a fourth-rounder). That has to be starting point in any talks for Baltimore to fall that far back again. A trade with the Bills would only mean sliding back 13 spots, which is less of a drop than in 2008. But, given the premium placed on moving up to get quarterbacks in this draft (see what the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns received), the Ravens will want a similar bounty of picks that they got eight years ago.
@jamisonhensley Which resurrection flyer is more likely to actually take flight- Pitta or Richardson?— Bo Sharbruh (@Unasharmed) April 21, 2016
@jamisonhensley: It's a good question but a tough one to answer. The odds are against both making the Ravens in 2016. The challenge for Pitta is getting cleared by team doctors to take contract and then staying healthy after getting hit. Pitta hasn't played since September 2014 after fracturing his hip a second time. The hurdle for Richardson is convincing the Ravens that he can be a productive runner and can keep in shape. He's never averaged more than 3.6 yards in any of his three NFL seasons and three teams (the Browns, Colts and Raiders) have failed to get him on track. Richardson has reportedly dropped 22 pounds over the last couple of months to get to 218 pounds, which is eight pounds lighter than his playing weight at Alabama. His hope is this will add explosiveness. Because Pitta's comeback is out of his control because of the medical issues, Richardson has a better chance to, as you put it, take flight.