BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With the first of their two picks in Thursday night’s first round, the Ravens added wide receiver Rashod Bateman. The No. 27 pick in the first round drew a hilarious reaction from quarterback Lamar Jackson who could not contain his excitement on a livestream on Instagram with receiver Marquise Brown.
“Who we got?” Jackson could be heard asking Brown on the livestream. Brown, telling him that the pick was Bateman from Minnesota, sent Jackson looking for his highlights on his phone. Brown can be heard saying, “He’s fire I’m not going to lie.”READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
“I know he fire. We picked him, he’s got to be fire,” Jackson responded. “I’m just trying to see for myself.”
Once the highlights were being shown, Brown flipped the camera and Jackson could be heard in the background uttering “okay, okay, ooooh!”
“Oh, we lit!”
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 30, 2021
The teammates, clearly having fun on the livestream, seemed excited about the pick. Bateman, in his press conference afterwards, expressed his enthusiasm for getting the opportunity to play with Jackson.
“Man, I can’t even put it into words right now. Obviously, I look up to Lamar [Jackson] a lot, just being able to get on the same field as him and being able to be his teammate and learn a lot from him,” Bateman said. “So, I’m just excited to get to work with him.”READ MORE: ‘This Loss Is Ours As A City’ Baltimore Hockey Team Mourns Two Young Members, Murdered In East Baltimore Shooting
Bateman will have his chance to work with Jackson soon enough as the hype begins to build for the 2021 season. The organization isn’t done adding talent either. They still have the following picks remaining.
Round 3: No. 94
Round 3: No. 104
Round 4: No. 131
Round 4: No 136
Round 5: No. 171
Round 5: No. 184
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The second and third rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft begin tonight at 7 p.m. ET.