The Baltimore Ravens selected Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick. That’s a good way to end the night for Baltimore.
The Baltimore Ravens got a dream player with the last pick in the 2018 NFL Draft’s first evening. Lamar Jackson is going to be the next franchise quarterback of the purple and black. Lamar Jackson is one of the best athletes to ever come out of the NFL Draft and the Ravens got him. He can throw the ball all the way down the field with ease. He was a one man show at Louisville. The Ravens got a player who can put the team on his back.
The Ravens get a new era of football because that’s the fresh air a new quarterback brings to the table. This probably means the Joe Flacco era is coming to an end sooner rather than later. The Ravens are starting over at the quarterback position.
Lamar Jackson was a prolific Heisman trophy winner at Louisville. Jackson was one of the best quarterbacks college football had to offer and he is going to be a great NFL quarterback. He is a great decision maker who was a touchdown machine at Louisville. He scored 69 passing touchdowns and 50 touchdowns on the ground in his collegiate career.
The Ravens gave up a lot to get Jackson but they still have two third round picks and two fourth round picks as well. That means that Newsome has the chance to add a lot more value to the team in this draft. Baltimore can’t complain about what happened tonight.
This move shows that the team is trying to climb out of the mediocrity that has slipped them out of playoff contention for the last three years. The quarterback is the most important position on the field and Baltimore took a shot.
The Bottom Line:
This was an aggressive move to get a legitimate play-maker at the quarterback position. This is not a move that you make lightly. This is a move that shapes the team for the future. Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta just found the most exciting play-maker in college football. Jackson should have been off the board long before this, because he is the real deal. The Flacco era isn’t over, but he isn’t going to last long. The Ravens have his successor.