Patrick Queen was a Raven for only a few minutes, and his new teammates Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown were already sold on Baltimore's newest addition.
The Ravens landed the talented linebacker out of LSU with the 28th overall pick in Thursday night's NFL Draft, filling a major hole in the middle of the defense. Jackson and Brown were doing an Instagram live session during the first round, so once the Ravens picked Queen it was celebration time for all to see.
Lamar Jackson when hearing the Ravens’ selection of middle linebacker Patrick Queen at No. 28:— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 24, 2020
“Ray Lewis Jr.!”
At one point shortly after the pick was announced, Jackson shouted, "Ray Lewis Jr."
That's quite the comparison to make for the rookie, though Lewis fell to the 26th overall pick for Baltimore in the 1996 NFL Draft.
Queen is an athletic freak at the linebacker position who's able to play sideline-to-sideline and could, in theory, develop into a solid option in pass coverage. He was the third linebacker taken Thursday night behind Oklahoma's Kenneth Murray and Texas Tech's Jordyn Brooks.
Still, Lewis is a Hall of Famer, two-time Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time Super Bowl champion. If the Ravens can get even a portion of that kind of production out of Queen it'll be an incredibly successful draft pick for Eric DeCosta and company.
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