Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) walks off the field after a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: AJ McCarron to visit Baltimore Ravens


The NFL Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to seek out prospects that you wouldn’t usually attach to them but are going to be anyways. One of those teams are the Baltimore Ravens and the prospect they’re attaching themselves to is Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McCarron will head to Baltimore this week after he finishes up his visit with the Cleveland Browns.

It’s an interesting visit to have, as the Ravens already have a franchise quarterback in Joe Flacco, one they have a lot of money tied up in, so drafting McCarron would make him nothing more than a backup. There are a lot of teams looking at McCarron as their own Joe Flacco type pick, and Baltimore drafting him seems to suggest that he’d be knocked down a peg.

Still, he’d make for one of the more interesting trade chips to have moving forward and the Ravens armed with McCarron could end up being one of the wiser moves they make, so long as it doesn’t come at the expense of another roster need they have.

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