Baltimore Ravens draft Trace McSorley: 3 big things
2. He could play other positions:
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McSorley knows that he’s going into the NFL without a clear position. He’s going to have to be a player that does whatever the team asks him to do. He could end up being a slot receiver or a special teams player. It’s even been talked about that he could play some in the defensive backfield. He may be a gadget quarterback at the next level, but he’s a good athlete who can do a lot of different things. If McSorley becomes the next Julian Edelman a sixth round pick was a steal.
The Ravens probably aren’t going to have him be the backup quarterback. That role should still belong to Robert Griffin III. If Jackson gets hurt, then Griffin III will be needed. The Ravens could go into games with Jackson and McSorley as their two active quarterbacks, but that doesn’t elevate McSorley to the number two quarterback spot.
This is a pick that the Ravens can really play around with and that’s the point. He’s not just a running quarterback to insert in and out of the offense. He’s an athlete who has the ability to be a football player in the NFL. The Ravens have to figure out what they want to do with him. It’s a sixth round pick. They have plenty of time to find a job for him and they aren’t restricted to just the quarterback position.