Lamar Jackson handpicked the Ravens first choose within the NFL Draft
Baltimore Ravens GM Eric DeCosta revealed that Lamar Jackson gave his evaluations particularly on vast receivers from South Florida within the 2023 NFL Draft.
Apr. 27, 2023 was fairly the day for the Baltimore Ravens. After weeks of contentious contract negotiations, the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson reached an settlement on a five-year, $260 million extension, making him the very best paid participant in NFL historical past.
Hours later, the Ravens gave Jackson one other present within the type of Boston School vast receiver Zay Flowers with the twenty second total choose within the 2023 NFL Draft.
Whereas talking with the media on Friday throughout Flowers’ introductory press convention, Ravens basic supervisor Eric DeCosta revealed that Jackson gave his suggestions on each vast receiver from South Florida within the 2023 NFL Draft, and that he was “very, very excited” that the workforce chosen the Boston School wideout from Fort Lauderdale.
Eric DeCosta mentioned that Lamar Jackson gave him an inventory and full breakdown of each receiver from South Florida within the 2023 draft
DeCosta mentioned that Jackson was “very, very excited” that Baltimore drafted Zay Flowers
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) April 28, 2023
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta mentioned he talked about WRs in draft with Lamar Jackson in January.
“One factor about Lamar, should you’re from South Florida, he will know you,” DeCosta mentioned. “He had plenty of opinions about Zay (Flowers) and he is very excited we obtained him final night time.”
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 28, 2023
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta reveals Lamar Jackson was ‘very excited’ they drafted Zay Flowers
It has been a heck of an offseason for Jackson. Not solely did he conform to phrases on a big contract extension and watched the workforce choose Flowers with their first-round choose, however additionally they signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year, $15 million contract this month. Jackson received’t be brief on pass-catching choices with Beckham, Flowers, Rashod Bateman and tight finish Mark Andrews.
Flowers stands at 5-foot-9 and weighs 182-pounds, and he possesses some unimaginable pace and large catch means.
This previous season enjoying for the Golden Eagles, Flowers caught 78 passes for 1,077 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 video games performed. In his 4 years at Boston School, Flowers recorded 200 receptions for 3,056 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Getting a brand new contract and a brand new vast receiver to focus on down subject? Yeah, Jackson had an amazing Thursday.