2018 Draft: Lamar Jackson To Put Quick Pressure on Joe Flacco?
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With the 32nd pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens traded up and selected Lamar Jackson. Jackson had almost given up on the evening, but after trading back from their original first-round pick two separate times, the Ravens got their man, the former Louisville quarterback and two-time ACC player of the year. In an elite QB class, we saw four signal-callers go in the top 10 for the first time since 1949. It seemed Jackson would quickly be the next man up, but as the night went on and draft picks were made the question became just how much Jackson would fall. Though Jackson was 22-11 as a starter for the Cardinals and owned or shared 42 school records at Louisville, there was much speculation leading up to the draft whether Jackson had what it takes to be an NFL passer. His size and strong running game are viewed as both a positive and a negative in how they’ll translate to the NFL.1 We’ll get to more of that in a minute. But first, we take a comprehensive look at your new QB, Lamar Jackson.Deshaun Watson … which didn’t age well. (back)