Right now, it doesn’t look like the Ravens are interested in pursuing Wallace after listening to general manager Ozzie Newsome.
“The problem with going after restricted free agents, at that point, the player and the agent have the leverage because you have to do a deal that you don’t think the other team is going to match,” Newsome said.
Newsome could see some teams give up a first round pick for Wallace.
“Will some teams do it? I mean there are some teams that have two [first round picks] this year,” Newsome said. “Could they do it? Possibly. But they’ll be thinking about all of those other ramifications.”
Teams may not be so quick to trade a first round pick away now that a rookie wage scale is in place.
“With the new rules, that first-round pick, the amount of money that you have to pay over the next four years, it’s not like it was in the previous CBA,” Newsome said. “So you have to factor all of those things in before you decide to make that decision.”
Newsome didn’t completely shut down the idea of pursuing Wallace.
“When I wake up tomorrow,” Newsome said, “I just never know what I might do.”
After drafting Torrey Smith in 2011 and seeing how well he played in his rookie year, I wouldn’t be in a rush to sign Wallace. I believe it would be a good idea for the Ravens to draft another receiver if their looking for another weapon for quarterback Joe Flacco.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone