C.J. Mosley Says Lamar Jackson Is Like Watching a 'Young Michael Vick'

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C.J. Mosley Says Lamar Jackson Is Like Watching a 'Young Michael Vick'
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson drew rave reviews from his teammates following the completion of mandatory minicamp Thursday. 

Per ESPN's Jamison Hensley, Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley compared Jackson's scrambling ability to another dynamic quarterback.

"Once he gets out of the pocket, it's like watching a young Michael Vick," Mosley said. "It's amazing to watch. When you're defending him, you just have to act like you're tagging off—you don't want to be on the highlight reel."

Mosley's sentiment was echoed by wide receiver Chris Moore, who said he was "in awe" while watching Jackson run around the field. 

The comparisons between Jackson and Vick have been going on since before the 2018 NFL draft in April. Vick even addressed the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner's game in February on Daniel Jeremiah's Move the Sticks podcast:

"I could not believe what I had seen. I could not believe the things he was able to do -- It was a spitting image of me. And the only thing that came to my mind was this kid is five times better than I was when I was at Virginia Tech, only because he was going against Florida State. I remember how difficult it was for me to make plays against Florida State. What effort had to be put into getting first downs, scoring touchdowns."

The Ravens have high hopes for Jackson after trading back into the first round so they could select him with the No. 32 pick. 

Joe Flacco will likely remain Baltimore's starting quarterback this season, but if minicamp is any indication, head coach John Harbaugh will have to find ways to get Jackson onto the field as a playmaker. 

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