Lamar Jackson denies reports, adamant he is 'strictly a quarterback'

NFL Draft 2018: 5 Teams that could use Lamar Jackson

Bill Polian apparently isn't the only one who thinks Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson should play a different position in the NFL.

According to Peter Schrager of NFL Network, several teams around the league have asked Jackson to work out as both a quarterback and a wide receiver at the scouting combine.

The notion was floated by former Colts executive Bill Polian, who said during an interview with ESPN recently that Jackson is "short and a little bit slight and clearly, clearly not the thrower that the other guys are" in this year's draft class. "I'm not going to be a wide receiver at all". Here are five teams that would be a great situation for the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor.

He was bubbly and fun and often amusing Friday, like when he said of whether the wide receiver talk was disrespectful: "Yeah, that's insane, I thought I did a good job at quarterback".

However, Schneider also said Jackson is a quarterback on the Seahawks' board. "They can say what they want to say, build a story". I'm here at the combine now. I'm happy to be here.

Jackson was extremely likeable in his 15-minute interview with reporters.

So what will he tell a team that asks him to switch positions? While the teams may not have asked Jackson himself, they appeared to make it known in secret.




"Not at all", Jackson said.

"I'm mobile, I can hit any target on the field", he said. I lead my team. And I feel I deserve it right now. I love to score. "Exceptional acceleration. Exceptional instinct with the ball in your hand - and that's rare for a wide receiver". "It may look like it, but I'm not".

"I love putting a chip on my shoulder".

Jackson, pegged as a late first-round or early second-round prospect by most analysts, could be available when the Pats pick at No. 31 overall.

- Jackson won't be hiring an agent because the rookie wage scale is so simple to negotiate. However, from the bunch comes arguably the most athletically gifted, and most polarizing of them all, Louisville's Lamar Jackson. "You're gonna get the salary you're gonna get or whatever".

"I started watching him", Elway said.

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.

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