No collegiate prospect is dividing the public opinion more than Lamar Jackson leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft.
Evaluators such as Mel Kiper Jr. and Bill Polian are leading the charge against the former Heisman Trophy winner, as they question his ability in the pocket.
Meanwhile, former players such as Deion Sanders and Danny Kanell are defending the dynamic Louisville quarterback, whom they believe shouldn’t have to convert into a wide receiver.
The 2018 NFL Draft will include quarterbacks such as USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, who won this season’s Heisman Trophy.
When asked on Good Morning Football if Jackson deserved to be in the top 3 of quarterbacks in the draft, Kyle Brandt took his answer a step further.
— GMFB (@gmfb) March 29, 2018
“The highest ceiling [of all the QB prospects]? Lamar Jackson,” Brandt said.
The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner amassed more than 9,000 yards in three years for 69 touchdowns and 27 interceptions. Jackson completed his career with a 142.9 career passer rating.
After witnessing his brilliance over the last three seasons, Louisville fans agree with Brandt’s argument.
All it’s going to take is one team to believe in Jackson and he’ll have the opportunity to reward their faith.