Lamar Jackson says he won't change positions

Lamar Jackson says he won't change positions

Jackson had 7,203 passing yards the past two seasons and won the Heisman Trophy after his epic 2016 season, which included 21 rushing touchdowns and 1,571 yards as a ballcarrier. "I'm strictly a quarterback, yes sir".

In my eyes, the most intriguing QB in this draft, possibly overall, is out of Louisville, former Heisman victor, Lamar Jackson. "I've just got to show off my arm - because that's where they're doubting me".

He later dismissed the notion he would be satisfied with a backup quarterback role that includes playing in the slot.

"That's insane", Jackson said. "You're just trying to reword the question".

At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Jackson is a unique dual-threat quarterback that has the tools to succeed at the next level. "It's not the Dolphins with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams". What better way to do that than to raise questions about Jackson's draft fortunes, either by stoking the "he should play receiver" fire or by creating the impression that he's not being honest?

"I don't really have anything negative to say about him", said tackle Kolton Miller.

- Alabama's Calvin Ridley, a Fort Lauderdale native, is considered among the top wide receiver prospects available in this draft.

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Jackson is losing money every time another National Football League team says he's a wide receiver and not a QB. Some mock drafts have him as high as a mid-first-round pick.

Jackson was good-natured about the criticism of his game, but he made it clear during his 15-minute podium session that he has no intention of fulfilling any request to work out at a different position or being anything but a signal caller in the NFL. And I feel I deserve it right now.

Through most of the college football season, Lamar Jackson didn't seem to get as much attention as you would think a defending Heisman Trophy victor would get. It's the equivalent of a baseball team drafting a successful starting pitcher who doesn't fit the typical profile (he's too short, doesn't throw hard enough, etc.) and immediately moving him to the bullpen in the minors. Getting a starting job will be hard, the result will have many teams seeing him as a backup or a project.

"I've been working on that a lot during my process - working on my accuracy", he said.

"I'm mobile, I can hit any target on the field", he said. It would be great, I love the feeling down there; I love the sunshine.

"He's a great dude, I love hanging around him and being with him, and whoever gets him is extremely lucky", Quessenberry said.

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