Ravens draft picks Rashod Bateman, Daelin Hayes and Brandon Stephens joined Glenn Clark Radio after being taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here’s what they had to say.
“It definitely feels good to have them want me to be part of the organization. I’m excited to get to work with those guys. … At this point, we’re just chasing the ring.”
“There’s a lot of areas that I’ve got to get better in, so I’m just focusing on everything. But you know, blocking is definitely something that I need to work on and I will.”
– Ravens first-round pick Rashod Bateman May 3 on the excitement Marquise Brown, Marlon Humphrey and Lamar Jackson showed for his selection and what he’s going to work on before his rookie
“It’s about servant leadership, getting in the community, getting your hands to the plow, being tangible and accessible to the youth just so that they know that this is attainable. It’s something that I love to do. I’ve done it all throughout my years at Notre Dame and it’s something I look forward to doing in the community of Baltimore.”
– Ravens fifth-round pick Daelin Hayes May 4 on why it was so important to him to speak to kids during his college career and his desire to get involved in the Baltimore community
“When I got the phone call, I had just a flashback of everything that I’ve gone through in the past three, four years. Every decision I’ve made and every workout that I’ve had and all the moments — just everything, man — I just had a whole flashback of what I’ve been through.
“It’s really been a long time coming. Not a lot of people know exactly what I’ve been through, but it’s been a long time coming. I had this vision from [when I was] a little kid. Just to see my phone ring and talk to Coach Harbaugh and Eric DeCosta, it was literally a dream come true. I was emotional. They could’ve held out the crying part a little bit, but it’s all good.”
– Ravens third-round pick Brandon Stephens May 4 on the emotional video of the moment when he was selected by the Ravens
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