The Baltimore Ravens have plenty of reasons to look ahead to next season.
New Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken got to work with his young players during the rookie minicamp over the weekend, and the early returns were encouraging.
Ravens’ first-round pick Zay Flowers looked thrilled to be a part of that new-look offense, raving about the system and how he thinks it could suit his skills.
“Oh, I love it,” Flowers said, per NFL.com. “It’s kind of like some of the stuff I ran at B.C. [Boston College]. I love it. I think it fits my style perfectly. Running, getting open, being able to create space, deep balls, short, intermediate — do it all.”
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Flowers sees some similarities with the offense he used to run at Boston College, stating that it will allow him to do all sorts of things at every level of the field.
The Ravens were reportedly quite high on him during his senior season, and he’s got the potential to make an impact right out of the gate.
Standing at 5-foot-10, he’s not exactly the biggest prospect entering the league, but he has impressed with his athleticism, speed, and route-running skills during his days in college.
More than that, opposing defenses will have their hands full with Odell Beckham Jr., Mark Andrews, and Rashod Bateman, so the table is set for him to take over and make some huge plays out of the slot.
Lamar Jackson recently claimed that he feels like passing for 6,000 yards — which would obviously set a new single-season record — next season, and he’s got the tools to at least get close to that.
It’ll be the first time that he has so many weapons in the passing game, so he’ll have a prime opportunity to prove to his doubters that he’s more than just an elusive QB who can scramble and run the football.NEXT: New Ravens WR Reacts To Lamar Jackson's Goal For 2023