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The Caw: Lamar Jackson Nearly Trashed His Lucky Green Suit


Lamar Jackson wore a green suit to the NFL Draft in Dallas because he thought it would bring him good luck.

By the end of the night, it nearly ended up in the trash can.

When the last pick in the first round arrived with the Carson Wentz-led Philadelphia Eagles on the clock, it looked like Jackson was going to tumble into the second round.

Four quarterbacks were taken within the first 10 picks for the first time in NFL history. Jackson, who was considered the fifth-best quarterback prospect in this year's class, had to wait another 22 selections to hear his name.

"When it got to the 32nd pick, I was like, 'Man, I hope I didn't wear my suit for no reason,'" Jackson said. "That suit was kind of fly."

Jackson said he didn't pack another suit on his trip to Dallas, so he would have been either shopping for another or going home to watch the rest of the draft outside of AT&T Stadium.

Jackson's coach, who was sitting with him in the green room, told Jackson that sometimes teams will trade back into the first round to grab quarterbacks (giving them a fifth-year contract option).

"Thirty-second. Last hope," Jackson said. "All I was thinking was, 'Do I really have to go home in this suit?'"

Sure enough, the Ravens traded up into the end of the first round to snag Jackson. When he saw the phone call, he hesitated before answering.

So will Jackson ever break out that lucky suit again?

"It's a one-time thing," Jackson said. "Hopefully I get more suits than that."

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