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Lamar Jackson finds his National Football League team as last first-round pick

Lamar Jackson finds his National Football League team as last first-round pick

Newsome's strategy for the night was to move back twice in order to get enough chips to make the trade with Philadelphia. Anthony Averett is headed to Baltimore as he was selected with the No. 118 pick overall in the fourth round by the Ravens on Saturday.

Lamar Jackson made his lofty goal known immediately after being taken in the 2018 NFL Draft: He's winning a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.

Day 2 of the NFL Draft saw a pair of Gwinnett County products selected. Two second-rounders and a third-rounder is a significant haul for a quarterback, particularly one who may not play this season (though the third-rounder was one they acquired from the Tennessee Titans when they traded back).

Newsome said Flacco wasn't told before the draft that the team could select a quarterback in the first round. His agent has said he sustained a stinger and concussion on the same play early in the 2016 season and missed seven games, but said Vander Esch hasn't had any medical issues since then.

Traditionally, Newsome, Assistant GM Eric DeCosta, Head Coach John Harbaugh, and Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz come down to the media room for a brief press conference after making their 1st round pick. They negotiated with the Oakland Raiders for their 75th overall pick and a sixth-round selection, before exchanging the 75th for the Kansas City Chiefs' 86th and 122nd (fourth round) selections. "This doesn't really change things in a sense that we're going to go with Joe and he's going to roll". The Ravens can create $18.5 million in cap space in 2019 by designating him as a post-June 1 cut. In fact, of the 45 quarterbacks to drop back at least 100 times, Flacco's own Passing NEP per drop back was 14th-lowest. "It just seems like Leighton is exactly like the rest of them, has a little chip on his shoulder and is a driven guy".




"Just to know that he's going to be throwing me passes for the next however many years is awesome because he's a dynamic player", Hurst said. Joe Flacco is in the last guaranteed year of his deal and hasn't produced his finest seasons the last two years.

But the Ravens' decision to trade up for Jackson also comes with a big contract advantage - the fifth-year option.

"We think he's a unique talent", DeCosta said.

Andrews also won OU's first Mackey Award after a redshirt junior season where he averaged 15.5 yards per catch and scored eight touchdowns.

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