The Philadelphia Eagles made a move Thursday night that seemed like a strong possibility for months: They traded out of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
And Jackson brings some confidence too.
He won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Associated Press Player of the Year during his record setting season.
At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Hurst has the size and athleticism to create a lot of mismatches, and put up even bigger stats, in the NFL. The former SC tight end was selected 25th overall after finishing the 2017 season with a 79.4 overall grade and after Baltimore made two draft-day trades. I don't think he's a great passer despite good arm strength.
Jackson completed just 57 percent of his passes during his three years at Louisville, throwing for 9,043 yards with 69 touchdown passes against 27 interceptions.More news: QB Mayfield expected to go No. 1 to Browns
After praising Jackson's dynamic ability, Harbaugh said, "but Joe Flacco's our quarterback and that's the thing that we gotta remember".
Jackson came back to school last fall heavily criticized for a reigning Heisman victor.
Jackson has just as much confidence as the others, suggesting he's better than all of them.
Jackson told NFL Network that he didn't mind the wait.
The first trade came at 8:52, the Bills moving up to No. 7 with their choice of the quarterback Josh's - Rosen and Allen.More news: USA high court reviews Trump's power to block Muslim immigrants
It's important to note that generally, Jackson also did it with far less talent on his offense than any of those quarterbacks.
But clearly, the Louisville quarterback was still able to shine.
The Patriots rarely trade up in the NFL Draft to make a pick, but this off-season has already been unusual by New England standards.
Jackson has proven to be a dual-threat quarterback with both his arm and legs over the last two years, helping him become the first player in college football history to notch at least 3,500 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards in back-t0-back seasons.More news: Leader of Karabakh separatists called on Pashinyan for dialogue