Patrick Queen was excited to join the Baltimore Ravens late in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and he proved that quickly with his first message to his teammates and fans.
Just after the pick was announced, Queen hopped on Twitter and sent a message to Ravens fans everywhere explaining what he hopes to bring to the team. As he said, he is very excited to get things going with his new teammates.
“I’m very excited to get it kicked off. Look to bring a lot of excitement, a lot of energy, a lot of passion a lot of determination and a lot of wins to the culture,” he said.
Safe to say that’s just what the Ravens want to see in the end, and it’s a great representation of what the Ravens are looking for in their new players. If he brings this type of mentality, Queen will fit in well with the team during his career.
Peter Schrager Called Patrick Queen Ravens’ Perfect Fit
Coming into the draft, Peter Schrager of the NFL Network was asked to name his perfect fit in the draft for the Ravens, and he had linebacker Patrick Queen of LSU as his pick. The reason was Queen’s own skill as well as his perfect fit within the team’s defense on the field.
“The Ravens are in the market for linebacker, that’s everything you are hearing around the league. I think Queen would be the perfect pick or if the Ravens trade up to get him,” Schrager said. “I think Wink Martindale might be the best defensive coordinator in all of football. You add Patrick Queen to that unit that was flying all over the field last year. You don’t really get big personality, but you get big impact. Ravens, Queen, I think the fans would like it too.”
From that perspective it was seen to be a home run across the board if the Ravens get the shot at picking Queen. They didn’t even have to move up in order to do so, which was a huge win for the franchise in the end.
Ravens Hosted Interview With Patrick Queen
The analysts aren’t the only ones who could really like the fit here. Recently, the Ravens got down to business with getting a pre-draft meeting with Patrick Queen of LSU. Queen was a star player for the Tigers amid their title run last season, and the Ravens took note enough to get an interview with Queen. Though times have changed the draft process, the team got a virtual interview in with Queen ahead of the draft recently.
Queen has been a very productive player during his time in college with 131 tackles, 4 sacks and 1 interception to go with 17.5 tackles for loss. Obviously, the Ravens need to look for help defensively, and Queen is a player who was figured to be in play late in the first round when the Ravens pick.
Now that the team added him, it’s clear Queen is just as excited to join the squad as the Ravens are to have him in the mix.