Baltimore Ravens draft Trace McSorley: 3 big things
3. Reasons for concern:
This was the least common sense pick the Ravens made in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jackson’s dual threat ability gives the defense something to worry about every single play. Putting Jackson on the field at the same time wasn’t fair to Joe Flacco and putting McSorley on the field isn’t going to help Jackson’s development. The Ravens experimentation with a two quarterback package may backfire on them. They need Jackson to get into the flow of the game. One could make the argument that the two quarterback offensive package should have been left in 2018.
One strength of this draft class is that the Ravens put in action, a very solid and thought out plan. They added speed for the offense. They gave Jackson weapons to work with. The offense is going to be all about speed and it all starts with the speed of Jackson. The Ravens are going to unveil an entirely new offense for the 2019 season. When the whole offense is an experiment, you don’t need to add a project with a a gadget quarterback.
The Ravens went through the draft without addressing the center spot or the inside linebacker positions. The Ravens could have taken a chance on a position of need. It may have been their last pick, but this seems like the Ravens did it for the heck of it. For a team that has always been so good at finding diamonds in the rough, a sixth round pick should bring more value than this pick did.