Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Impressed with the Accuracy of New QB Lamar Jackson

Ravens head coach praised the accuracy of his future franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson Saturday according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.com.

“The thing that I was really impressed with is I thought he was accurate,” Harbaugh told reporters. “You read the reports and stuff like that but he’s a naturally talented thrower. He’s got natural arm talent. And that’s something that I think people were questioning. So to see him out here throwing the ball naturally and very accurately I thought was a big plus.”

That is quite a change from the anonymous NFL offensive coordinator who was quoted before the draft as saying this about Jackson: “He will not be able to play [quarterback] in this league — mark my words. When he throws, he hopes.” Clearly, the Ravens did not share that opinion when they traded back into the first round a week ago Thursday to make the former Heisman Trophy winner the No.32 pick in the draft. And there were pundits who suggested that that unnamed OC’s comments were tinged with more than a hint of racism. While throwing in practice is a far cry from throwing against real defenses, the Ravens thus far seem very pleased with their choice. The real question is how quickly Jackson can progress to claim the job from the Ravens’ current franchise QB Joe Flacco.

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