Intentional Scouting: Lamar Jackson

February 15, 2018

For the better part of two years, Lamar Jackson was the most dynamic player on the field in every game he played.

The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner is likely the most interesting prospect to be drafted since Michael Vick was drafted first overall in 2001. Interesting because many believe Jackson might be better-suited changing positions to maximize his incredible athleticism.

It’s not a difficult opinion to stumble across amongst some of the more respected NFL talent evaluators old and current.

“I don’t think that Lamar, the Louisville kid’s in that discussion, in fact there’s a question that he may be, he might be a receiver.”

That was former Bills and Colts General Manager Bill Polian in September of last year on an appearance with former NFL wideout Keyshawn Johnson on ESPN LA.

Jackson’s former head coach at Louisville Bobby Petrino shot back at Polian and others who have questioned the former Heisman winners’ ability to play quarterback at the next level in a piece on

"There's no question he's a quarterback in the NFL, and he's a special, special player. I don't know who started that or why they did it, but it's ridiculous. ... They just need to come in and do their work, watch the video, see him, that's it. That's just talk. Do your work."

Jackson has also been frustrated with the narrative surrounding his game and has no intentions of changing positions anytime soon. Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) from Bleacher report joined Mark Schofield and me to discuss Lamar Jackson’s pro outlook.