John Harbaugh explains how Lamar Jackson is going to love Baltimore’s incoming NFL Draft receivers
The Baltimore Ravens made a concerted effort to surround Lamar Jackson with more weapons, adding Devin Duvernay and James Proche in the 2020 NFL Draft. Following the Ravens’ impressive haul in the draft, John Harbaugh explains how Jackson is going to love Baltimore’s incoming receivers.
“They both can make plays on the ball, and I think that’s the main thing,” coach John Harbaugh said, via ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “We have one guy [in Duvernay] who can really run like crazy and make all kinds of catches. We have another guy [in Proche] who can really run routes and has a feel for getting open and catch the ball like crazy. So, Lamar is going to love both those guys.”
In just his second season in the NFL, Jackson made leaps and bounds as a passer, throwing for 3,127 yards, 36 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 2019. While he improved as a passer, the Ravens lacked pass-catching options at the wide receiver position.
As Jackson won the NFL’s MVP Award, Marquise Brown led all of Baltimore’s receivers with 46 receptions for 584 yards and seven touchdowns. Besides getting a healthier version of Brown, the Ravens chose to select Duvernay and Proche in this year’s draft.
Duvernay is a vertical threat can stretch the field, while Proche does his damage with his route running. Both of Baltimore’s new wide receivers are going to add more dimensions to the team’s passing attack. When the Ravens took Duvernay and Proche, Jackson was likely smiling ear-to-ear, knowing he’ll have more weapons to target through the air in 2020.