And what does he have to say to people who believe he should play wide receiver? Instead, for 15-minutes, Jackson laughed and joked with reporters, winning over anyone within ear shot.
- Alabama's Calvin Ridley, a Fort Lauderdale native, is considered among the top wide receiver prospects available in this draft.
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. Even though Jackson has never played the position.
"I don't think that Lamar, the Louisville kid's in that discussion, in fact there's a question that he may be, he might be a receiver..."
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Because of Jackson's "dynamic" athletic ability, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Friday he can understand why teams would consider him at a playmaking skill position such as wide receiver. I thought I did a good job at quarterback. That's strictly my position ... He has a lawyer who will help, and his mother will serve as his manager.
Let the haters talk all they want because one thing is clear, they won't be playing on Sundays and Jackson will, as a quarterback. He's going to take a big cut, and I feel like I deserve it right now. The Bills have already met with the 21-year-old at the combine. That throng had little patience for the initial question, which concerned Jackson's adjustment to the Louisville offense, coming out of high school. Jackson has his flaws, but he is one of the most electrifying playmakers in this year's draft.
"I'm mobile, I can hit any target on the field". It would be great, I love the feeling down there; I love the sunshine.
"No teams have asked me to play WR". I feel like I'm a field general. You know I love DeVante Parker and those guys out there - Kenyan Drake, [Kenny] Stills. "It may look like it, but I'm not". He said that it took place in the indoor bubble at Auburn, there was electronic tape at the start that triggered the clock, and that there was a laser at the finish line of the 40-yard dash. He will throw, because he knows some teams have doubts about that.
As for whether he's ready to step in now and be a rookie starter at - no doubt about it - quarterback, Jackson said: "If I have a chance to compete [immediately], that's really where I want to go to".