The Ravens class of rookies is set for the 2018 season, and they all look to make an impact for the Baltimore Ravens in four months time. The first step is rookie mini-camp, as they gather for the first of many practices. The rookie class features players such as Hayden Hurst, Lamar Jackson, Orlando Brown Jr., Mark Andrews, Anthony Averett, Jaleel Scott, and Kenny Young all received their numbers today, per the Baltimore Suns Jeff Zrebiec
Numbers of Ravens draft picks: Hayden Hurst (81), Lamar Jackson (8), Orlando Brown Jr. (78), Mark Andrews (89), Anthony Averett (28), Kenny Bell (40), Jaleel Scott (12), Jordan Lasley (17), DeShone Elliott (21), Bradley Bozeman (77), Greg Senat (64), Zach Sieler (95),— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) May 4, 2018
A couple of notable things jump out when looking at the numbers for these new Ravens. The first is Jackson’s number eight, which was worn by Trent Dilfer during the Ravens 2000 Super Bowl championship season. As well as Kyle Boller’s first number in his rookie season of 2003, before he switched to seven for the rest of his tenure. Mark Andrews dons the number eighty-nine that was previously worn by players such as Mark Clayton and recently, Steve Smith.
Best of all is Orlando Brown Jr’s. number. He will wear seventy-eight, which was the number he wore during his college days at Oklahoma, and his late, great fathers number during his second stint in Baltimore from 2003-2005 before retiring. Seeing another Orlando Brown wearing that number will sure give Ravens fans a lot of great memories of Zeus, and I’m sure this is a great honor for his son to honor his fathers legacy in Baltimore.