NFL Draft: Lamar Jackson caps off wild first round

29 April, 2018, 08:18 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • The waiting is the hardest part

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome performed at his best selecting these players over the last few days, which is a fitting way to cap off a Pro Football Hall of Fame career as a general manager. Since Baltimore traded down originally, they played their cards in the initial round of the 2018 NFL Draft very well.

With that 32nd overall pick the Ravens selected the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.

"We're trying to win this year".

Three Sooners have been selected so far in the 83rd annual NFL Draft, bringing to 86 the number of former Oklahoma players who have been drafted since 2000.


At the NFL Combine, the 6-foot-1, 236-pound Young ran a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash, tied for the ninth best among linebackers at the event, and put up 23 reps on bench press.

Baltimore was ecstatic to get Orlando Jr.so late in the draft, with pick No. 83, as he was once considered a first-round talent. "Our offense is built that way". In the process, they acquired additional picks in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds, and still were able to land both Brown and Andrews, whom DeCosta said the Ravens had identified as third-round targets. "He's got a traditional tight end body, but his skill sets and his strengths are really as a receiver".

"Another long day", Newsome said after his work was done. When Louisville's Lamar Jackson was still on the board at No. 32, the Baltimore Ravens came calling and convinced the Eagles to make a deal.

"I sat around waiting for my name to be called", he said, "but I couldn't be more excited to be part of this organization".

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