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Big receivers? More linemen? As draft nears, Ravens must figure out what Lamar Jackson needs

Big receivers? More linemen? As draft nears, Ravens must figure out what Lamar Jackson needs

Here is what Eric DeCosta wants for Lamar Jackson in the Ravens offense, as outlined in his first news conference as general manager: offensive linemen who are “big,” “tough” and “nasty.” Running backs who can get the “tough yard” and break “big gainers.” Tight ends who make plays.

(Wide receivers, too. DeCosta did not specifically mention wide receivers in this late-January laundry list, but he no doubt wants wide receivers who are great, or at the very least good.)

DeCosta desires what every NFL general manager does: the platonic ideal of an...

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