Lamar Jackson’s newest Ravens receiver has huge dreams for his new QB
The Baltimore Ravens have extremely high hopes for new wide receiver Rashod Bateman, whom they snagged from the NFL draft board as the 27th pick in the first round. The Ravens expect Bateman to provide some much-needed help for superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson on the offense, and for his part, it is clear that the 21-year-old incoming rookie is more than excited about the prospect of playing alongside one of the best QBs in the game today.
When asked what he hopes to bring to the table with the Ravens and how he think he can help Jackson on the field, Bateman’s response was unsurprisingly enthusiastic:
“Everything he needs,” Bateman said, via Josh Alper of NBC Sports. “I feel like I’m an all-around receiver, proved I can play inside and in the slot. At the same time, I just want to be what’s best for him, what’s best for the team (Ravens). Whatever position that may be, I’m happy to fill that role.”
Baltimore knew exactly what they needed heading into Thursday’s draft. The Ravens executed their plan and used one out of their two first-round picks on Bateman.
At least on paper, the former Minnesota standout looks to be a good fit for Ravens head coach John Harbaugh’s system.
Baltimore has high hopes for the campaign ahead and it looks like they definitely have a clear plan of action in the offseason. Whether or not it translates to considerable success on the field come the new season is an altogether different matter, though, for the Ravens and Lamar Jackson.