Baltimore Ravens Draft: 4 possible Lamar Jackson replacements

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Possible Lamar Jackson replacements in the 2023 NFL Draft: Dorian Thompson-Robinson

The first quarterback Baltimore could choose to replace Jackson with is UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who would come fairly cheap in draft capital. Right now, Thompson-Robinson is likely to be a Day 3 selection, and the Ravens have picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds.

Thompson-Robinson stands 6-foot-2, weighing 203 pounds and comes into the draft as your prototypical dual-threat type. His areas for improvement are your everyday, developmental type of weaknesses that can be coached. Occasionally, he can throw off-balanced and get shaken into not seeing defenders hanging around watching his eyes. That can lead to a turnover-prone type of throw.

It's not that he turned it over too much last year, though, as Thompson-Robinson threw for 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also ran for 12 touchdowns in addition to tallying 645 rushing yards in 2022. As for his passing, he went for over 3,100 yards through the air.

Back to his weaknesses versus strengths, quickly, because those "bad" throws mostly come on plays that take longer to develop. Thompson-Robinson is actually a very accurate pocket passer when the throws and reads are quick ones. It's the lengthier plays where he needs the work, which can be coached.