In the last 72 hours, we’ve learned that three underclassmen quarterbacks will be leaving school to enter the NFL draft. Sam Darnold, and Josh Rosen announced Wednesday night that they will be leaving their respected programs to head to the NFL, this morning another big name did the same.
Lamar Jackson announced via twitter, that his time at Louisville has come to an end, and he will be entering the 2018 NFL Draft.
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) January 5, 2018
Lamar is known for his playmaking ability using his legs, but is an underrated passer after watching his development over the last few seasons. Jackson will be leaving Louisville after winning the Heisman trophy in 2016, throwing for 9,043 yards and 69 touchdowns, and rushing for 4,132 and 50 touchdowns.
Jackson is the definition of a dual threat quarterback and has made impressive strides throwing the football with more accuracy, touch, and zip over the last two seasons. Jackson is slated to be a top five quarterback in this years draft class and could be taken as early as the sixth pick in the NFL Draft.
Lamar Jackson has had one of the more successful careers out of any quarterback we’ve seen get drafted recently. It’ll be interesting to see how NFL scouts and GM’s evaluate him as an NFL quarterback. To me, it’s a no brainer, the kid has the ability to be the Michael Vick from a playmaking standpoint.
Learn more about Lamar Jackson, and what he brings to the table here:
Editor’s Note – Lamar Jackson player profile will be here later today.