Lamar Jackson won't change positions, but will he meet with Jets?

Michele Moreno
March 6, 2018

"They said 'The big-eye don't lie, let me see what he got.' The guy said, 'there it is boys, go out and catch him if you can.' It was 4.13".

The thinking has less to do with Jackson being better as a receiver because he's fast and athletic, and more to do with him being an underwhelming quarterback prospect because of his lack of accuracy. Love that. I watched so many of his games and I think he's a special talent.

Jackson has met with the Giants already here. Jackson is expected to be selected in the first round, with some mock drafts placing him behind fellow quarterbacks Sam Darnold of USC, Josh Rosen of UCLA, and Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma [VIDEO]. It's not the Dolphins with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Others say Jackson lacks the necessary skills and aptitude to make NFL-level throws from the pocket. I thought I did.

Jackson threw for over 3,500 yards in both seasons as Louisville's full-time starter. And yet the Wyoming quarterback - who, as you can guess, is white - Is being hailed as the potential number one overall pick, while Jackson has to deal with countless questions regarding his position.

But other talent evaluators disagree.

"The coaches asked me, they said, 'Bo, we have a bunch of pro scouts here, and it's 40-yard dash time, they're having a little combine, why don't you come in and run a 40 for them, because they really came here in hopes to get you to run a 40 for them, '" Jackson recalled.

"I've faced adversity throughout my whole life", he said.

"First things first, they'd [Cleveland Browns] get a victor", Mayfield said.

Jackson, though, was much more explosive than Allen was in his drops, consistently getting 7 yards deep on five-step drills whereas Allen made up for his poorer footwork with his superior arm strength. "It just motivates me to go out there and show my ability", Jackson told reporters. For now, though, he's focused on the present, and that involves convincing National Football League teams that he's the best quarterback on the board.

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