Baltimore Ravens Draft: 3 first round targets to keep Lamar Jackson happy

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Baltimore Ravens First Round targets to keep Lamar Jackson around:

Lastly, the Ravens could look at another first-round wide receiver in TCU's Quentin Johnston. The 6-foot-3 Johnston is, by far, the biggest top-tier wideout in the class. He's a true alpha, in size, and also possesses a 40.5-inch vertical leap with an 11-foot-2 broad jump.

Johnston is an outside receiver, through and through. He wins down the sideline. He wins with his body. He's a physical, strong and imposing player. Johnston is a big play waiting to happen, at any given point, because of how easily he can get down field. Those long strides are deceiving, but Johnston has plenty of speed.

Baltimore doesn't have a true, alpha, outside receiver like Johnston. Giving the offense a player like that would not only entice Jackson to play this season, but give the quarterback some long-term stability with a legitimate security blanket.

Over his three seasons in college, Johnston averaged 19.0 yards per reception, further proving that he's going to be a guy you can count on to move the chains and provide highlight-reel type moments.

If Baltimore is able to secure any one of these three players in the first round, the odds of Jackson being under center in 2023 increases. From here, it's just a waiting game.

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