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2018 Ravens 1st Round Draft Pick (#32) - Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

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The future has arrived. The next decade will be fun.

Shout out to Ozzie "the Wizard" Newsome. Maneuvering through the draft like a boss and getting Jackson at exactly the spot you want him. Locked down for 5 years with plenty of time to play out the present.

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Why trade up so far? I'm not sure they had to. Were the Giants a threat to take him??

Edited by BareYourTeeth

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Big Felicia coming through and her boy is bringing that hardware. Let's hope he adds a ring.

lamar-jackson-mother.jpg

 

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Overview
Evaluating Jackson against the NFL standards for the position will cause him to come up short. However, he has rare speed and athleticism and can single-handedly win games. Jackson's accuracy is clearly spotty and teams must decide the level of accuracy they are willing to live with relative to his ability to create explosive plays. Jackson may need to operate in an offense ready to integrate RPOs (run/pass options) along with heavy play-action. Like Deshaun Watson in 2017, Jackson has the ability to counter mental mistakes and turnovers with a high number of explosive, touchdown-making plays. He has star potential, but his success will rest heavily upon his ability to stay healthy.
Strengths
  • Elite playmaker with rare ability to hit home runs with his arm or legs
  • Has experience under center
  • Arm is lively and can spin it
  • Delivery devoid of wasted motion
  • Ball comes out with flick of the wrist reminiscent of Michael Vick
  • Can drive it with velocity
  • Pocket poise and pre-snap plan has improved each year
  • Has improved ability to hold safeties and linebackers with his eyes
  • Feathery deep ball touch off play fakes
  • Requirement of full-time spy lightens coverage numbers
  • Willing to take sack over making haphazard throw
  • Maestro of improv who is Second City worthy
  • Scrambling forces cornerbacks to choose between receiver and potential run support
  • Destroys pursuit angles when he runs
  • Has open field instincts and elusiveness of elite running back
  • Understands when his speed can eliminate a tackler and moves attention to the next level of danger
  • Red-zone juggernaut
  • Tallied 10 rushing touchdowns of over 40 yards in three seasons
Weaknesses
  • Carries spindly legs and a thin base
  • Slightly built for punishing hits he takes from pocket and as a runner
  • Must learn to slide
  • Lackadaisical in setup
  • Throws with excessively narrow base and stiff front side
  • Flips it rather than throws it
  • Makes targets work too hard
  • Sails throws that can end up in hands of a safety
  • At times, hesitates to challenge safeties in the seam
  • Low release point leads to tipped passes
  • Typically gets through reads 1 and 2 before halting progressions
  • Pocket awareness has room for improvement
  • Move accuracy on rollouts and scrambles is poor
  • Highly inaccurate with throws on the move throughout the 2017 season
  • Underthrown deep balls allow cornerbacks to play the ball
  • Lacks touch over the heads of middle linebackers into intermediate pockets
  • Turnover total still too high

 

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2 minutes ago, BareYourTeeth said:

Why trade up so far? I'm not sure they had to. Were the Giants a threat to take him??

The 5th year option is big for QBs because of home much they need to be paid from their 2nd contract onwards.

Given that Flacco will still be the QB for 2018 (or at least most of it), having Lamar locked down on a cost-controlled contract for as long as possible is even more important

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flacco will be QB for at least 3 years... book it.Jackson isnt nfl ready and wont be for a while

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OMG IM SO ******* TURNT UP! I was streaming in the car on the way home from work(I know I know) and started screaming. Freakin love this 

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Just now, paraven said:

theres a reason the pats passed on him twice

Because Tom Brady is going to play forever, thanks to the TB12 Method? :P

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i agree with the nfl players, particulary BP

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Just now, paraven said:

theres a reason the pats passed on him twice

Same Patriots that drafted Dominique Easley in the 1st? They’re far from perfect when it comes to drafting 

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Just now, DontTazeMeBro said:

Same Patriots that drafted Dominique Easley in the 1st? They’re far from perfect when it comes to drafting 

nope not buying it.. and i dont want to hear this mike vick comp either, if he was that good, he would have been taken top 10

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6 minutes ago, paraven said:

theres a reason the pats passed on him twice

They get bailed out of a lot of mistakes by having the GOAT, and I don't mean the punk with the hoodie. Without that, I'll keep on trusting Ozzie.

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4 minutes ago, paraven said:

nope not buying it.. and i dont want to hear this mike vick comp either, if he was that good, he would have been taken top 10

He’s WAY more accurate than Vick and without the character problems 

Gonna be the 2nd best QB in AFC after Watson

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Just now, DontTazeMeBro said:

He’s WAY more accurate than Vick and without the character problems 

Gonna be the 2nd best QB in AFC after Watson

doubtful, but time will tell

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