‘Most electrifying player’
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said he expects some team to fall in love with Jackson and design its future offense around his unique skill set. Mayock called Jackson “the most electrifying player in this draft.”
“I would tell you that the most nervous 31 people in the league would be the defensive coordinators that would have to play against him,” he said.
Even as a rookie, Jackson could offer a sharp counterpoint to Flacco’s traditional dropback passing skills. But would the Ravens want to create that level of drama at quarterback when they have immediate needs at several other positions?
Former Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer is as bullish on Jackson and this quarterback class as anyone. He knows many of the players well, having coached them in the Elite 11 program for top prep quarterbacks.
But he’s skeptical Newsome would use a high pick on a quarterback.
“I think Joe is still a top-tier quarterback