“I was pretty upset at the moment, not about the pick but I fell a little bit, so I was a little upset about it. But then when I saw the call, I was like, ‘No way, no way. The Ravens [are the] best rushing team in the NFL.’ Whenever it happened, I thought about it. I was like, ‘You know, I’m so happy to be a Raven.’ And so I’m blessed to be with this team.”

– Ravens second-round pick J.K. Dobbins April 29 on what it was like getting the call from Baltimore in the NFL Draft

“I felt like I could’ve been gone earlier. Each pick is just like a scary thing, and then you see players that you never thought were going to go there go there. … Once I got into that 28th range, I was comfortable. I already knew where I was going to end up. I already felt it in my heart and in my gut that that’s where I was going to end up. It worked out in my favor.”

– Ravens first-round pick Patrick Queen April 24 on what it was like getting the call from Baltimore in the NFL Draft

“I don’t let it drive my whole life. I’m certainly aware of what our job descriptions are — there’s one person standing [at the end of the year]. I finished second in two or three openings in the offseason that I interviewed for. I felt like Marv Levy.”

– Former Orioles manager Buck Showalter May 4 on wanting to get another managing job knowing one World Series title could get him in the Hall of Fame

“It was surreal, just knowing that we got Coach Turgeon’s first conference championship and Maryland its first [Big Ten] championship. And then we had the seniors go out with a win. They’re always going to remember their last game, being on their home court and cutting nets. That’s a memory that can’t be erased.”

– Former Maryland star Jalen Smith (Mount Saint Joseph) April 30 on why his final game in college helped ease the pain of the postseason being canceled

“Everybody in my hometown is a Steelers fan. You think I can’t wait for that? I cannot wait.”

– New Ravens defensive lineman Derek Wolfe April 22 on why he’s so excited to be a part of the Baltimore-Pittsburgh rivalry

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Ohio State and LSU Athletics, Kenya Allen/PressBox

Issue 262: May/June 2020

Glenn Clark

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