The speed of the NFL game can be one of the hardest things for a college-prospect-turned-pro athlete to get accustomed to. But speed of any kind has never been a problem for Lamar Jackson.
The former Louisville quarterback said Sunday that he believes he “can go at the NFL pace right away.”
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“The NFL is a lot different than college,” Jackson added. “It’s a lot faster. You have to work as a unit. But it’s fun out here. … (It’s fun) because you are entering a new system, it’s fun to learn, and you’re doing something you love.”
The NFL forces players to make decisions faster than any other level of football. However, Jackson was always seemingly one step ahead during his days with the Cardinals. It is what made him the most electrifying player in the country and a first-round draft pick.
Jackson also said that part of learning the Baltimore Ravens’ system is learning “different drop backs” and taking snaps from under center, something he did not do much of at Louisville.
The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner appears confident in his ability to grasp everything needed to be ready to play when needed. Joe Flacco will likely start the season at quarterback for the Ravens, but the organization will sonn be handed over to Jackson.
When that time comes, Jackson believes he will be ready to go from his first snap.