Just three months into their time as Baltimore Ravens, rookies have started to learn many privileges of being a part of the team's roster –– including playing alongside Lamar Jackson.
Patrick Queen and J.K. Dobbins addressed the media on Friday to discuss their time with the organization thus far, the transition from college to the pros and their expectations for the season ahead. Both players noted that playing with the 2019 NFL MVP has been “unreal” and “a blessing.”
“Just to be in the locker room with him – great player, great person, very energetic person all the time – it’s unreal, man,” Queen said. “You can call it a dream being in this position and being around guys like that.”
The Ravens’ first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and 28th overall pick was the first to discuss the privilege of playing with Jackson. He missed facing the former Louisville quarterback in college by one season. LSU defeated the Cardinals 29-9 in 2016 during Jackson’s Heisman Trophy-winning season and Queen’s senior year of high school.
Former Ohio State running back and second-round pick Dobbins also touched on playing with Jackson and his role on the team as a rookie rusher.
“It’s definitely a blessing to play with Lamar because he’s such a great player,” Dobbins said. “My job is to come in here and help him. I feel like we have a good relationship. He’s a pretty funny dude. He’s cool, so I’m glad I get to play with him.”
Jackson has proved he is certainly a character on the team with a big personality and has clearly made the rookies feel welcome in their new roles.
Now that the Ravens have officially signed Queen and Dobbins back in May, the two will work through training camp in hopes of making an impact on the field this season.
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