Why Ravens fans should be excited about Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson Will Play For Ravens In 2018 But How Much

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With the No. 25 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected former SC tight end Hayden Hurst.

During his interview moments after being selected by the Ravens, Jackson told NFL Network's Deion Sanders what he was going to bring to Baltimore.

But even after that busy start, Newsome wasn't done.

"People call you and they want the second pick of the draft for a bag of donuts, a hot pretzel and a hot dog". But after picking Hurst, the brain trust remained absent, leading to some rumors that there was more work to be done.

Roughly 24 hours after they took South Carolina's Hayden Hurst with the 25th overall pick in the first round, the Ravens doubled down at the position late Friday evening, choosing Oklahoma's Mark Andrews in the third round with the 86th pick.

No, Moore probably wouldn't have started as a rookie, as Hurst figures to do, and that would have meant two first-round picks who didn't start, Jackson being the other - a tough sell.

It truly was. And it was vintage Ozzie.

Newsome, 62, has been in charge of the Ravens since the franchise arrived in Baltimore from Cleveland following the 1995 season. But that's really beside the point to knowing insiders who see the draft as a scientific process - the same insiders who just laugh, by the way, when they hear it proclaimed that the only GM in Ravens history may have "lost it".

The Cincinnati Bengals gave some fans the impression that they were considering taking Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.

That's a win by any measure. "That's why we chose to bring Mark in to go along with Hayden".

But don't let the depth chart or some of the accuracy/the ability to deliver on a deep ball fool you, Jackson can straight out play and was an elite playmaker in the collegiate level.

For the Eagles, a move back in the draft order seemed likely entering the draft because of their lack of glaring holes on the roster and their thin crop of selections this year.

That would line up with what Newsome said, as only James had come off the board when the Ravens went on the clock at 22.

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"It was emotional", Newsome said at the end of the draft Saturday. "That's the first thing to remember. I was really excited they won the Super Bowl".

"I'd love to be drafted anywhere, honestly", Maxwell said last month at the Maxwell Football Club awards at Tropicana Atlantic City.

There was speculation that the Ravens would draft Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, a former teammate of Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley.

A running back, offensive lineman, pass rusher and cornerback are among Philadelphia's top priorities.

The path followed a similar blueprint to Thursday's first round, when Baltimore dealt its 16th-overall pick to acquire picks and move back to the 22nd-overall slot, before backing up again three more spots, eventually grabbing Hurst.


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