Busy Week Culminates in Jackson Presser

It has been an emotional few weeks for Ravens followers. Heck, it’s been an emotional couple years for Ravens followers — significantly for many who have been stressing over star quarterback Lamar Jackson’s future in Appeal Metropolis.

Even with each side asserting their five-year contract extension settlement hours earlier than the first-round of the draft was to start, there have been some expressing slightly nervousness over the truth that we haven’t see that coveted photograph of Jackson placing pen to paper and the compulsory press convention to accompany it.

Cling on. That was a protracted sentence. I’ve to catch my breath. OK, that’s higher.

Nicely, concern not. It seems that day is now firmly upon us.

This actually wasn’t one thing to emphasize over, and it appeared this time divide between settlement and signing would happen as quickly as Jackson was to reach in Baltimore.

We all know how he loves his time in Florida. No must push that whereas each side have been lastly on the identical web page, proper?

Now one signing that did happen pretty shortly was the already-assumed settlement with veteran cornerback Rock Ya-Sin. As soon as the draft got here and went with out the Ravens making a transfer on an assumed “elite” prospect on the place, and with Ya-Sin already vising the crew this offseason… nicely, it was straightforward to attach the dots.

Ya-Sin acquired a superb quantity of affection from the Russell Avenue crowd, as we’ve had time to look him over and type our opinions over the previous few weeks.

Knee-Jerk Reactions: Ravens Signal CB Rock Ya-Sin

I just like the participant loads, and never simply because he went to Temple, as did yours really. He’s feisty, athletic and fights to claw balls out of the palms of receivers. A number of of his spotlight clips are simply recovering and battling a man who acquired a step on him, and people tenacious gamers are likely to make performs for you over the course of a season.

Additionally, his protection numbers have been fairly darn good, particularly for a “Quantity 2” nook.

My greatest concern can be his tackling, which appears to have regressed slightly bit every season. Hopefully that’s a way factor the Ravens coaches can work out — together with another strong veterans in that defensive-back room that appears to work collectively very nicely.

The draft is certainly one of my favourite occasions of the 12 months in sports activities, and solely a part of that’s the pleasure of participant analysis and scheme matches. The human aspect of those gamers reaching their desires, and having the ability to change the financial trajectory of their households, will get me by the sentiments each time.

These clips of GMs calling gamers get me each single time, regardless of the participant or crew. The clip of Dallas Cowboys scout Chris Vaughn calling his personal son, Kansas State operating again Deuce Vaughn, to inform him that the Cowboys have been drafting him was superior.

What I’m starting to like now are these movies proven to the gamers from their relations, congratulating them on reaching their desires and sharing within the second.

This one between Ravens first-round receiver Zay Flowers and his father acquired me fairly good.

It’s signing day for Mr. Jackson, of us. Let’s all get pleasure from a superb one as we speak.