Lamar Jackson makes his National Football League position clear

Lamar Jackson makes his National Football League position clear

Lamar Jackson makes his National Football League position clear

"The guys do their job, I just do mine", Jackson said.

Jackson put that flimsy argument to rest Thursday, coming it at 6-foot-2 and a quarter inches tall and 216 pounds. "Exceptional acceleration. Exceptional instinct with the ball in your hand - and that's rare for a wide receiver". "The accuracy isn't there". So you know when he strolled to the podium inside the Indianapolis Convention Center for his NFL Combine press conference on Friday, his answers weren't coached or scripted.

"Yeah, it's insane, he said".

"The couple games I saw, I think he's [Jackson] a nightmare for a defense, I think he's a good quarterback. I know they want to feed their family", Jackson said. "I am here now, I am at the combine, I just have to show off my ability". But there are questions about whether he can play in the NFL.

Reports had come out through FOX Sports earlier in the day about how some teams wanted to work the Louisville quarterback out as a wide receiver in the drills. "That's what I have to show off tomorrow".

However, in his three years at Louisville, he didn't catch a single pass. Entering the TaxSlayer Bowl against Mississippi State above 60 percent but fell below that mark after struggling in a 13-for-31 passing performance that included four interceptions.

Asked about Jackson on Friday, Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said: "I don't know what other teams think about him, but on our board he's a quarterback".


Jackson ran the Erhardt-Perkins offense under coach Bobby Petrino at Louisville.

Look, no one really has any idea if Jackson will be any good in the NFL. Why would Lamar Jackson care about the feelings of an organization so backwards it would get upset by something like this?

"I'm mobile", Jackson said.

"Cam Newton and Tom Brady".

"[I'd be] like a little kid", Jackson said. "I'm going to be trying to learn as much as I could and asking a lot of questions, like "why did you do this" or 'what you feel I need to work on this?' A lot of questions".

The 21-year old QB is by no means a finished project and will probably take a season or two to achieve what he is capable of.

Jackson also clarified that his mother, Felicia Jones, is his manager and that he hired a lawyer to negotiate his contract rather than an agent because of the current rookie wage scale.

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