Baltimore Ravens: Patrick Queen picks up where he left off at LSU

Baltimore Ravens rookie Patrick Queen looked great in his 2020 NFL debut.

One of the top weaknesses on the Baltimore Ravens’ roster heading into the 2020 offseason was at the off-ball linebacker position.

The team made a concerted effort to fix that issue in the 2020 NFL Draft by using a first-round pick on LSU’s speedy Patrick Queen, one of the biggest risers late in the 2020 draft process.

At 6-feet, 229 pounds, Queen set the track ablaze at the Combine with a 4.50 in the 40-yard dash and showed his explosiveness with a 35-inch vertical jump and 125-inch broad jump.

That athleticism was on full display during LSU’s National Championship run, as Queen became a dominant presence for LSU’s defense while the offense took care of business on their end.

Although Queen was not considered nearly on the same level as his former teammate Devin White, he showed first-round abilities and the Baltimore Ravens snatched him up.

Despite a short offseason and no preseason, Queen proved he was up to the task in his first ever NFL action.

As if the Baltimore Ravens needed another young player to be giddy about, right?

Baltimore has built itself a very exciting roster with each new piece more icing on the cake. Lamar Jackson continues to play at an MVP level at the quarterback position and now the Ravens appear to have found a quarterback for the defense in Queen.

Queen finished his NFL debut with a team-high eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, and a QB hit.

It was an impressive debut for the former LSU Tiger especially considering the circumstances of this unprecedented offseason. Queen was ready to go and made a huge impact for the Ravens, whose defense now has a versatile presence at the off-ball linebacker position that can blitz and cover.