Each year, the NFL Player’s Association holds a “Rookie Premier” to show off the rookies in the NFL. In 2018’s NFLPA Rookie Premier, each team showcased a player to take photos in Los Angeles. The Baltimore Ravens were represented by three rookies this week: first-round selections quarterback Lamar Jackson and tight end Hayden Hurst, as well as fourth-round wide receiver Jaleel Scott.
All three of the Ravens rookies showed off their best poses. Before they were even able to take pictures, Jackson showed off his big personality, going into Madden room inquiring about his speed:
If many can remember, Jackson was given an 88 speed rating. Being compared to former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, who was known as a track star on the field with his blazing speed, Jackson wasn’t pleased with his speed on Madden. To make things even more interesting, Hurst actually has the same speed on the game as Jackson does.
Jackson, being a first-round quarterback, received most of the fanfare. First he took a picture in his new Ravens hoodie.
He would take some more pictures for the camera, this time being in his full Ravens uniform.
Jackson also replicated one of the most well-known dances in Baltimore, Ray Lewis’ “Squirrel Dance”.
I should’ve did the whole thing just gave a little something pic.twitter.com/yzRC3MTS52— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) May 19, 2018
Hurst was able to sign a Ravens helmet, while it would be auctioned off to the highest bidder. All of the proceeds will go to Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where Hurst played prep football at.
100% of the proceeds from the auction of this @Ravens helmet signed by rookie TE @haydenrhurst from @GamecockFB will go to his high school football program! Bid now —> https://t.co/0KfZmLLEpe@1BollesFootball pic.twitter.com/zMShuZb391— NFL Auction (@nflauction) May 19, 2018
The 24-year old tight end showed off his red hair, giving it a shake for the camera with confetti falling around him.
All three players took photos in their uniforms, including Scott.
The rookies will get a chance to workout with their veteran counterparts beginning on Monday. Baltimore will hold its first OTA on May 21, then May 22, May 24, May 29, May 31, June 1, June 4, June 5, June 7 and June 8. Baltimore’s mandatory minicamp will last from June 12-14.