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Devin Duvernay is happy to be playing with Lamar Jackson

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Devin Duvernay lucked into one of the best quarterback situations in the NFL when the Ravens selected him in the third round of this year’s NFL Draft. 

And like most rookies, the excitement of playing with quarterback Lamar Jackson has been notable.

“He has a real live arm,” Duvernay said Tuesday. He has a strong arm, puts a lot of zip on the ball. Very catchable. It’s great to be able to play with him, never would’ve thought I’d be playing with a guy like this. But I’m super excited for the future.”

Duvernay played at Texas in college and is expected to make some impact early in the season, despite the lack of a preseason. He said he’ll get his chances returning punts, in addition to his offensive duties. 

“I feel like that’s being determined as we speak, he’s earning more and more every day,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s done a really good job. He’s a hard worker. He doesn’t say a lot, but he works a lot. I think he’s going to have a role.”

Duvernay broke out in his final season at Texas and had 106 catches for 1,386 yards and nine touchdowns. And now, he’ll have the NFL’s reigning MVP throwing him passes.