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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson drew rave evaluations from his teammates following the completion of necessary minicamp Thursday.
Per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley in contrast Jackson’s scrambling potential to a different dynamic quarterback.
“As soon as he will get out of the pocket, it is like watching a younger Michael Vick,” Mosley stated. “It is wonderful to look at. Once you’re defending him, you simply should act such as you’re tagging off—you do not need to be on the spotlight reel.”
Mosley’s sentiment was echoed by huge receiver Chris Moore, who stated he was “in awe” whereas watching Jackson run across the area.
The comparisons between Jackson and Vick have been happening since earlier than the 2018 NFL draft in April. Vick even addressed the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner’s sport in February on Daniel Jeremiah’s Transfer the Sticks podcast:
“I couldn’t imagine what I had seen. I couldn’t imagine the issues he was in a position to do — It was a spitting picture of me. And the one factor that got here to my thoughts was this child is 5 occasions higher than I used to be once I was at Virginia Tech, solely as a result of he was going towards Florida State. I bear in mind how troublesome it was for me to make performs towards Florida State. What effort needed to be put into getting first downs, scoring touchdowns.”
The Ravens have excessive hopes for Jackson after buying and selling again into the primary spherical so they may choose him with the No. 32 choose.
Joe Flacco will seemingly stay Baltimore’s beginning quarterback this season, but when minicamp is any indication, head coach John Harbaugh must discover methods to get Jackson onto the sphere as a playmaker.