round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom White Justin Tucker Jersey , rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts.And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between.The betting favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, taken No. 2 behind Cleveland's Mayfield in the draft this past spring. The first-year player with the biggest impact on the standings has been Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James , the No. 17 pick and a strong contender for top defensive rookie honors for a team assured of making the playoffs for the first time since 2013 — and still in the running for the best record in the AFC going into the final weekend.Even though Mayfield and the Browns were eliminated from playoff contention with two games left, the impact of the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma was profound. Think of what it says that the Browns stayed in the postseason chase coming off an 0-16 season, and despite a midseason coaching change.Not to mention, Mayfield was backing up Tyrod Taylor when the season began, before his knack for winning games gave the Browns little choice but to promote him."The amount of work that he puts in does not shock us that he also takes it to the ballgame because he works extremely hard to have an overall understanding of every aspect of the game," said interim coach Gregg Williams, who took over when Hue Jackson was fired halfway through the season. "That does not come easy."The Ravens selected Lamar Jackson with the 32nd pick of the first round, figuring he was a backup at best behind 10-year starter Joe Flacco. Since a hip injury that sidelined Flacco in early November, Baltimore is 4-1 with Jackson leading a run-first attack that has kept the Ravens alive as they try to end a three-year playoff drought. A victory against the Browns on Sunday gives Baltimore the AFC North title.Flacco was ready to return last week, but coach John Harbaugh stuck with Jackson over the 2013 Super Bowl MVP."He's the reincarnation of Michael Vick," Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. "He's a lot faster than you think on the field. When you see him in person Womens Justice Hill Jersey , he can really run. He's going to be good for a long time."Sam Darnold (third overall to the New York Jets), Josh Allen (seventh to Buffalo) and Josh Rosen (10th to Arizona) have had pretty much typical rookie quarterback years — more struggles than successes. But all three have offered glimpses that they can lead their respective franchises for years.Darnold strained his foot at Miami on Nov. 4, a game in which he threw four interceptions. In the three outings before he was sidelined, the 21-year-old quarterback completed just 47 percent of his passes — 52 of 110 — for 558 yards and two touchdowns with a whopping seven INTs.After missing three games, he has six TDs and one pick, attributing the turnaround to getting a chance to watch and learn from Josh McCown. But the Jets lost the past two."Sometimes you're going to go out there and play well and win. Sometimes you're going to play well and lose," Darnold said. "The NFL is a tough league. I found that out really quick."Allen also was much better after returning from a right elbow injury that kept him out four games. On the open-ended question of who had emerged as the leader of the Buffalo offense, coach Sean McDermott chose Allen, citing how he responded coming off the injury."You become the leader by earning the respect of your teammates," McDermott said. "He was willing to do that early on. He didn't try to jump out in front when he hadn't earned it."Allen has proven to be a productive runner for Buffalo.Rosen's completion percentage is near the bottom among starting quarterbacks, but coach Steve Wilks says the Cardinals still covet Rosen as the quarterback of the future. He showed enough early for Arizona to waive Sam Bradford, who started the first three games.Barkley has several rookie records for the Giants: first with 1,000 yards rushing (third in the NFL with 1,198 with a game to go)' most touchdowns (10); and most 100-yard rushing games (6). The downside for the Giants was a 1-7 start that turned Barkley's season mostly into a stat chase. The former Penn State standout made an impression."I just know that you give him a couple of touches, he's going to make something big happen out of those couple of touches," receiver Sterling Shepard said. "You got to give him the ball and he can make magic happen."James and Dallas linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, two of the stronger betting choices for Defensive Rookie of the Year Lamar Jackson Jersey 2019 , were chosen two spots apart in the draft. James leads the Chargers with 99 tackles, according to SportRadar, and is tied for the team lead with three interceptions.Vander Esch, taken 19th, has the Cowboys‘ rookie record for tackles, according to the coaches' count. The former eight-man high school player and Boise State walk-on also played a big role in helping the Dallas defense remain the team's strength despite two stretches without longtime standout linebacker Sean Lee."Just embracing and enjoying my time here," Vander Esch said. "It's an awesome atmosphere, kind of like back in Boise but just intensified that much more. You have to soak it all in, but then again you have to go out and compete and show them you deserve to be here." In his first draft as general manager, what does Eric DeCosta have up his sleeve?"WhitePodcast Film Review 2019 NFL Draft Fanposts Fanshots Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昇FL Draft2019 NFL DraftFour predictions for the Ravens draft New,14commentsIn his first draft as general manager, what does Eric DeCosta have up his sleeve? EDTShareTweetShareShareFour predictions for the Ravens draft Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY SportsThe Ravens season only ended a little over three months ago but for most fans, it’s felt like an eterinity. The long wait for one of the team’s most-anticipated drafts in recent memory is finally coming to an end. Day one of NFL draft is finally here and we’ll soon find out which rookies will make up the incoming freshman class. What is the Ravens top need?Sign up for Baltimore Beatdown FanPulse here!Here are some realistic predictions for what the Ravens will do this weekend. Be sure to comment down below and share your thoughts! Trading back out of the first round A lot of fans may not be happy with this one, but we should all prepare ourselves for the very real possibility that the Ravens do not make a selection on day one. Depending on how the board plays out, this could actually end up being the smartest decision. Baltimore can likely trade back and acquire a second-round pick, which they currently don’t have, and an additional third or fourth rounder. In the past White Lamar Jackson Jersey , Ozzie Newsome showed a willingness to trade back in the draft and load up on mid-round picks. Look for DeCosta to follow this strategy in his first draft calling the shots. Stocking up more picks gives the Ravens a better chance to further address their roster needs, so don’t be surprised if Baltimore ends up with more than just eight draft selections. Double dipping at multiple positions There are two definitive positions where the Ravens need to add pro-ready, starting-caliber talent in the draft: wide receiver and outside linebacker. The Ravens will almost certainly use at least two of their first three selections to draft a player at each of these positions, however, don’t be surprised if they end up picking multiple receivers and edge rushers. We saw the Ravens do this last year when they took two receivers, Jordan Lasley and Jaleel Scott, back-to-back. They also double dipped at tight end with Hayden Hurst in the first round and Mark Andrews in the third. In 2017, the Ravens selected two edge guys in Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser, both of which are expected to take big leaps this year. However, their performance thus far has inspired little confidence, which is a big reason why the Ravens will likely double dip at pass-rusher again in this year’s draft. We could also see this development play out with the interior offensive line positions: center and guard. Baltimore is looking to upgrade from and/or add some competition into the mix for these spots, currently fortified by Matt Skura, James Hurst, and Alex Lewis. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Ravens draft either a center or guard early and do so again in the later rounds. No tight ends, offensive tackles, or cornerbacks In every draft class since 2010, the Ravens have selected at least one tight end or offensive tackle. However White Mark Andrews Jersey , it’s hard to envision the Ravens using any of their selections on either position this weekend. Baltimore has invested early-round picks on tackles Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown Jr. in recent drafts, who appear to be the ideal long-term duo on the left and right side of the offensive line. Stanley is in-line for a contract extension soon but it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the Ravens don’t lock him up. There’s decent depth behind them at the tackle position, too. The tight end depth chart consists of Mark Andrews, Hayden Hurst, and Nick Boyle, whom the Ravens just signed to a three-year contract extension in free agency. The position figures to be heavily featured in Greg Roman’s offensive scheme, but adding another tight end in the draft seems both redundant and unnecessary. The same applies for cornerback, the deepest position on the roster. With studs at the top in Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr, Jimmy Smith, and Tavon Young, the Ravens definitely don’t need a starter on the outside or in the slot. They’re fine on depth, too, with Anthony Averett, Maurice Canady, and Justin Bethel rounding out the depth chart. While the long-term futures of Carr and Smith are murky, the Ravens can afford to wait until next year to address that. Ravens snag a running back in the middle roundsOn the surface Mark Andrews Jersey 2019 , the Ravens appear pretty set at the running back position with Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, and Kenneth Dixon atop the depth chart. However, there’s definitely a missing element in the backfield, and head coach John Harbaugh alluded to when asked about the possibility of adding another running back at the NFL Winter Meetings. “I like the idea of adding a shifty, third-down, home-run hitter,” Harbaugh said. The current trio of backs on the roster are more downhill bruisers than the type of player Harbaugh is describing here. Adding a speedster to the depth chart will help diversify the rushing attack and complement the skill sets of Ingram and company. Baltimore surely won’t draft a guy like Josh Jacobs in the first round, but when scanning the draft board, there should be some good options in the third, fourth, and fifth rounds. Darrell Henderson (Memphis) and Justice Hill (Oklahoma St.) come to mind, should they make it out of the first two rounds.