According to Pro Football Focus’ charting, Jackson gained 73.2 percent of his career rushing yards on designed runs as opposed to improvisational scrambles. PFF also had him with a high percentage of throws in which he was going to his second and third reads, which matches up with the tape.
Imagining Jackson’s fit in Baltimore’s offense isn’t simple because his style is so different than Joe Flacco’s. Flacco is a stationary quarterback who throws from boot action rarely (and not very well). But with Mornhinweg and Roman on staff, the Ravens have coaches who understand how to move a mobile quarterback into the passing game.
Lee and Bortles both entered the NFL with the Jaguars after being selected in the 2014 draft. The former USC star said the change in Bortles over their four-year careers has been noticeable.
Colts (from Jets) — Braden Smith, G, Auburn: GM Chris Ballard takes his second guard in two days, bolstering the protection around QB Andrew Luck after the offensive line gave up a league-worst 56 sacks in 2017. With Jack Mewhort still around, it’s worth watching whether he or Smith might kick out to right tackle.
Buccaneers — Ronald Jones II, RB, Southern California: RoJo is a highly explosive home run hitter who invites frequent comparisons with Jamaal Charles. He racked up 2,500 yards and 31 TDs on the ground over the last two seasons but isn’t an accomplished receiver. Still, he should immediately replace departed Doug Martin as Tampa Bay’s primary ball carrier.
Bears — James Daniels, C, Iowa: Very good player, though Chicago was another team that seemed set inside with G Kyle Long and C Cody Whitehair. Still, room for Daniels to play guard or kick Whitehair over one spot. Regardless, it’s yet another move that upgrades the offensive talent around sophomore QB Mitch Trubisky.