Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson became the fifth quarterback to be selected in the first round on Thursday night as the Baltimore Ravens moved up in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to select Jackson with the final pick of day one.
The Ravens were one of a few teams that hosted Jackson for a visit during the draft process and he serves as a possible successor to Joe Flacco eventually.
Griffin has spent his life proving himself after being born with amniotic band syndrome and having his left hand amputated at the age of 4. It’s done little to slow down the 6-foot, 227-pounder who impressed at the combine, despite originally not being invited; led UCF to an undefeated season as a redshirt senior and garnered Peach Bowl MVP honors, despite spending his first three years bouncing around the bottom of the depth chart; and remained confident in what he could do, despite people constantly telling him what he couldn’t.
Elite Womens Kevin Durant Jersey I’m more than just a guy with one hand, and I had to make sure I proved to [NFL teams] that I’m a football player at the end of the day, Griffin said. If you get me on your team, you’re going to get a diamond in the rough. I’m not going to be a guy that’s just satisfied with where he’s at.
When he received an invite to attend the draft in person, Griffin had no qualms about accepting. He spent last year’s draft at home in St. Petersburg, Fla., waiting to hear his twin brother Shaquill’s name called in the third round by the Seahawks.
I know everybody seems to be locked in on that. I don’t know why, Maccagnan said, via the New York Post. We actually may take a safety this year. I’m just joking. The quarterback is such an important position. There’s always going to be a focal point that this may be a position of interest for us, but we’ll see how it plays itself out.
Limited Mens Ryan Jensen Jersey There isn’t much that has to play out before the Jets are on the clock and Maccagnan makes a pick that will likely go a long way to determining how much longer he’ll be engaging in the shadow play that is the pre-draft process.
When you’re picking this high, if you make a mistake, if you miss on a quarterback, it’s a five-year mistake, Carmelo Anthony Authentic Jersey Gettleman said last week.
If you’re a Giants fan, do you want a potential five-year mistake or do you want to make a run right now with Barkley headlining an improved cast around Manning, who’s already proven he can win based on his two Super Bowl MVP trophies?