What's impressive is what the Eagles gained in the exchange.
That fourth-round pick went to the Eagles, along with Baltimore's second-rounder and a second-round pick in 2019, for No. 32 and 132.
The rumors were true, as the Ravens used some of their newly acquired draft capital to move back into the end of the first round and take the most electric, exciting, and polarizing player in the draft: Louisville QB and 2016 Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson.
Here's an updates 7-round mock draft, with details of the Ravens trade and where the Eagles stand draft pick wise now.
First-round draft picks have fifth-year contract options that teams can pick up or decline.
This could potentially be Flacco's final season in Baltimore.
Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield went to the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick, while the Eagles' NFC East rivals New York Giants took Penn State star running back Saquon Barkley with the second selection. But they simply couldn't pass up the chance to take Jackson, who ran for 50 TDs and threw for 69 more during his spectacular three-run with the Cardinals.
"The big thing is that he's a quarterback", Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson in a news conference after the first round. "And then when we got to finally pick at 25, I think one player had went off the board at that point, and that's when we chose to go with Hayden". Talk swirled that Jackson was rising up draft boards, but GM's/Scouts were concerned that they couldn't get a hold of him. Solid move by the Ravens. "It just seems like Leighton is exactly like the rest of them, has a little chip on his shoulder and is a driven guy".
"Mark Andrews... is another target for Joe", Newsome said, referencing the off-season wish list to acquire more offensive weapons for quarterback Joe Flacco".
Drafting a quarterback in the first round goes against Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti's comments in February.
The Ravens hit two positions of need with their other fourth-round picks, selecting inside linebacker Kenny Young from UCLA and wide receiver Jaleel Scott from New Mexico State.
"You can't make a lot of assumptions like that", Harbaugh said.
"We think he's a unique talent", DeCosta said. Jackson won the Heisman in 2016 and finished third in the voting last season.
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