Lamar Jackson picked by Baltimore at No. 32

Lamar Jackson picked by Baltimore at No. 32

Lamar Jackson picked by Baltimore at No. 32

Former Gamecock tight end Hayden Hurst was selected 25th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday night by the Baltimore Ravens, becoming the first USC player taken in the first round since Jadeveon Clowney in 2014. Jackson has received comparisons to former National Football League star quarterback Michael Vick due to his ability to be a highly effective dual-threat player that can highly impact the game.

The 2016 Heisman victor rewrote the U of L record book while rocking the Cardinal bird on his helmet.

He won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Associated Press Player of the Year during his record setting season.

Jackson declared for the draft in January, foregoing his senior season. Baltimore traded its picks in the second and fourth rounds as well as its 2019 second-round pick to Philadelphia for the No. 32 overall pick and the Eagles' fourth-rounder.

Jackson enters a situation in Baltimore where he should step in as the backup to Joe Flacco next season.

Allen has said every quarterback has to believe he's the best because that confidence is the cornerstone of a successful pro career.

"The Ravens are the sneaky team here".

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According to the report, Jackson admitted he had failed to shield the White House medical unit from the leadership drama. Tester told MTN, if the allegations against Jackson are proven to be true, he would view them as disqualifying.

Jackson was the fifth quarterback taken in the first round.

"I think [he's a] wide receiver", Polian told ESPN when discussing Jackson's best future position in February (h/t Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk). "But the Ravens picked me and I'm just ready to get to Baltimore", Jackson said on a conference call with Baltimore just after midnight Friday morning.

"I think this is going to be an interesting situation for understanding value and the draft process for Belichick", Lombardi said on The Ringer NFL podcast.

With Robert Griffin III also on the team, the Ravens now have two of the last seven Heisman winners on their quarterback depth chart.

But clearly, the Louisville quarterback was still able to shine.

The biggest concern is his accuracy. Despite having a paltry completion rate of 57 percent during his three years at Louisville, he improved each campaign, topping out at 59.1 percent in 2017.

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