With the 28th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Patrick Queen. Adding his talent can help Baltimore return to the postseason.
After a swift ending to their 2019 postseason at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens are attempting to recreate that regular-season magic again for 2020. They start down that path with their pick tonight. With the 28th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Ravens select LSU linebacker Patrick Queen.
In this year’s NFL Draft, the Ravens needed to hit the nail on the head with their first-round pick as they have done in previous seasons. Five of their previous seven first-round selections have been solid contributors so far. From C.J. Mosley to Ronnie Stanley, to Marlon Humphrey and finally Lamar Jackson, the team has done a great job nabbing excellent players to immediately contribute. Each of these players has been voted to the Pro Bowl in their brief careers so far.
The same can be said about last season’s pick of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, who could develop into a Pro Bowl player in his own right. With Queen, the Ravens continue that tradition of good picks. With high potential, he has the ability to replicate that same immediate success of Ravens rookies past by sliding into a starting role.
The bottom line, however, on selecting Queen is that the 2020 season rests on the shoulders of MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson. Can he repeat the level of success he achieved in 2019? Will opposing defenses key in on his habits with a season’s worth of film to dissect? Time will tell, but Baltimore still hopes Queen will help get the team back to the postseason.