With the 28th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected LSU linebacker Patrick Queen. Here are the best reactions from the pick.
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Mark Ingram, who played college football in the SEC, likes the pick. With the Baltimore Ravens competing for a Super Bowl, it’s fitting the team brings in a player who just won the CFP National Championship. Ingram certainly acknowledges this.
Patrick Queen’s former teammate and 2019 first-round pick Devin White is stoked for Queen. LSU has also put out a few other stud linebackers, most notably Atlanta Falcons Deion Jones. LSU may not be your typical “LBU” but they’re trending in the right direction.
The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid notes that Patrick Queen wanted to be the first player from LSU drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in its franchise history. He got his wish and now will be faced with playing up to the pedigree that is Baltimore’s historically dominant defenses. Reid also included Queen in his shortlist of his favorite round one picks.
Another TDN writer, Trevor Sikkema, seems pretty high on the pick. Might’ve been one of the steals of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The newest Baltimore Ravens defender seems pretty excited to have Patrick Queen aboard. Campbell also tweeted earlier in the evening his excitement to “be properly acquainted” with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Former Pro Bowl linebacker Tedy Bruschi really likes Queen’s fit with the Ravens. Bruschi gives pretty high-praise and that means something coming from the elite New England Patriots defender.
A very impressive stat for Baltimore. Patrick Queen will be the third inside linebacker the Ravens have drafted in the first round and fifth including outside linebackers. If their past success is any indication of what’s to come, Baltimore found themselves a potential star.
Baltimore needed to clean up their deficiencies vs. the run and did that with the additions of Calais Campbell and Derek Wolfe via Free Agency. Patrick Queen will be a strong facet in run defense, but he’s an elite coverage linebacker, something Ravens fans should be ecstatic about.
#48 is available if Queen wanted to keep the number eight as part of his professional jersey. #58 is currently held by L.J. Fort.
Chris Simms really puts it perfectly. The Baltimore Ravens have clearly been on a mission to retool a defense that got beat up when it mattered most. They now have a face in the middle of the unit in Patrick Queen, who should be contending for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.