During this summer, players have participated in the minicamp practices for their teams. Some of the players has been the main topic for the past few weeks. The first one that showed a lot of potential was the last pick in the first round of the NFL draft. And he’s ready to turn all of his doubters into believers. Yes, this person is Lamar Jackson.
Jackson has shown out everyday at the Baltimore Ravens’ minicamp. He’s been getting a lot of reps behind starting quarterback Joe Flacco. Jackson has shown that he can throw the ball more and was solid at throwing the ball downfield. Now that the Ravens have two talented quarterbacks, they’re trying to have both of them on the field at the same time.
The Ravens are trying to put in new ideas into their offense so Lamar Jackson can get some playing time. They had put him in many different positions, but he proved that he was a true quarterback. Jackson proved that not only he can throw the ball, but he can run the ball as well. The Ravens are still working to create a real dominate offense.
Here are Lamar’s highlights from camp:
Lamar Jackson isn’t the only standout at minicamp. Former Penn State running back, Saquon Barkley has been living up to the challenge at the New York Giants minicamp. He had faced many linebackers and safeties that were bigger than him and made them look silly with his swift moves and speed. Barkley can also play like a receiver.
He has hands like a receiver and he’s been excellent on catching quick passes from Eli Manning. His quickness and agility at running back will be a huge advantage to the Giants’ offense.
Here are Sequon’s highlights from camp:
One of the most overlooked players that are going into his second season is Nick Morrow. He’s one of the talented Division III standouts that came from a small school called Greenville College. He may not be the biggest linebacker on the Oakland Raiders’ roster, but he is very athletic and hardworking. Morrow had showed out at the minicamp for the past few weeks, under the wing of linebacker Derrick Johnson.
Morrow had also been receiving good news from Johnson.
“He’s a very athletic linebacker, has all the skills,” Johnson stated, “mentally I’m always keeping him up to date so he can play a lot more.”
“He’s done a good job of everything we’ve asked at this point,” Coach Guenter quoted, “and I think he’ll push for some time for sure.”
Last season, Morrow had a season total of 60 tackles and four pass breakups. He had his career high when he had his third start last season, in replacement of Cory James’s knee injury. The Raiders relied on Morrow for his speed and his experience in covering tight ends and slot receivers against the New York Giants. After the game, Nick finished with 9 total tackles, almost surpassing NaVorro Bowman. He has a promising future with the Raiders this upcoming season, and hopefully, he’ll be able to draw a lot of attention towards him.
Here are Nick’s highlights from camp: