Published: Mon, April 30, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

NFL Draft: Lamar Jackson Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens

NFL Draft: Lamar Jackson Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson was selected by the Baltimore Ravens after the team traded its second- and fourth-round picks for 2018 and its second-round pick for next year's draft to the Philadelphia Eagles, who surrendered the 32nd overall pick and a fourth-round pick.

Immediately following the draft, Hurst would be en route to Baltimore to meet with Ravens officials.

"We felt the strengths of the draft next year were different than the strengths of this draft", said Roseman. It's by no means hard to foresee Baltimore making the switch to Jackson, who'll be under team control for up to five years at a far more reasonable rate.

I've already weighed in on what will surely be seen as the defining moment, the Jackson pick. Baltimore would not have been getting great value for any of those guys at 16 and maybe not even at 22.

Friday night in Baltimore, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome called Brown "Little Zeus" and talked about Brown roaming the halls of Ravens' facilities when he was 10 years old.

"This is my 11th draft with Ozzie, Eric and Joe [Hortiz], and I told Ozzie just as we finished this thing up I feel like this is his best draft since I've been here - heck, maybe the best ever", Harbaugh said.

Baltimore traded back in the first round and ended up selecting tight end Hayden Hurst out of SC at pick 25. I'm thinking Newsome could've traded up in the second round for Jackson unless he heard rumors of another team trying to get him.

They can't be happy with Joe Flacco's play.

The Ravens took tight end Mark Andrews at No. 86, adding a big receiver to go along with their big lineman.

The third-round selections of Brown and Andrews went fairly close to form. "I'm the type of person that takes criticism like that and uses it as fuel".

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.

Denying last month that he was carrying any nostalgic feelings into the draft, Newsome insisted he was focused exclusively on filling holes on a team that's missed the postseason for three straight years.

Simply put, Baltimore got the quarterback that they have been eyeballing for quite some time that could be a game-changing talent at the next level behind his dual-threat ability as both a passer and runner that could lift the franchise to success over the next decade.

"It was masterful the way it happened in the draft room tonight", Newsome said when the team finally came down for its post-draft presser.

Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor, became the the only player in FBS history to rush for at least 1,500 yards and pass for at least 3,500 yards in a season.

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