Once Lamar Jackson finished the ridiculous obligation of telling everyone at the NFL Combine he is "strictly" a quarterback, he got a chance to prove why he is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft. Jackson's Friday was all about his refusal to work out as a wide receiver and his desire to perform only the throwing drills as a quarterback. His Saturday was a showcase of his pro potential beyond his amazing athleticism. Jackson proved he could take over games with his speed and quickness as a runner during his dazzling, Heisman-winning career at Louisville, so there was no need for him to run the 40-yard dash, the jumps or the 3-cone drill. That decision put all the focus and scrutiny on how he threw passes at Lucas Oil Stadium. When Jackson let the deep balls fly, he had some expected issues with accuracy. Once comfortable and settled, he was crisp in connecting with receivers on intermediate routes in the middle of the field. Jackson measuring 6-1 2/8 and weighing 216 pounds was not surprising, and neither were the mixed results of his throwing drills. They make up only about half of the equation, however. While Jackson needs to develop the footwork and mechanics to consistently execute all the necessary throws in the NFL, everyone knows he has something no one else has in this QB class.
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NFL Combine doesn't redefine Lamar Jackson, but it clears up who should draft him
Sporting News | Mar 4