The Baltimore Ravens made the surprising move to trade back into the first round and select Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick Thursday night, adding an exciting playmaker to one of the NFL’s worst offenses and providing some intrigue to the quarterback position.
Ravens officials insisted Joe Flacco remains their starter and cautioned anyone from jumping to conclusions that Jackson would soon replace the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
Game Kids Dean Lowry Jersey After falling to the bottom of the first round, Jackson was asked whether he had a chip on his shoulder. He didn’t let the reporter finish the question.
Absolutely, Jackson said. There is a chip on my shoulder. Both shoulders. I’m not mad. It’s just motivation.
While we feel that one of his teammates has the edge for playoff MVP, Guentzel made a case for himself with an outstanding performance in the Penguins’ win over the C.J. McCollum Authentic Jersey Philadelphia Flyers, notching 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in six games. He has 19 goals in 31 career playoff games, including a team-leading 13 goals as a rookie in Pittsburgh’s Cup run last season.
The Jets center had four goals and an assist in Winnipeg’s five-game defeat of the Minnesota Wild, with all but one goal coming in their Game 4 and 5 victories. Scheifele is tied with Dustin Byfuglien (five assists) for the team lead in points.
Oh, hey, look: Nick Bonino is leading another juggernaut of a line in the postseason. Bonino, who starred on the Penguins fabled HBK Line, has meshed with Colton Sissons and Watson to form the Preds’ most potent line in their first-round win over the Colorado Avalanche.
They’re just smart defensively, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. They can contribute offensively as they showed in this series, too.