Buffalo Bills: 2018 QB class rankings one month before the draft

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4) Lamar Jackson, Louisville

6-foot-3, 205 pounds

Analysis: Sorry Bill Polian… This guy is not a receiver.

He was a human highlight reel while at Louisville on his way to the Heisman Trophy during the 2016 season. His legs usually get most of the attention because his runs are electric. He used them to escape defenders with ease and pick up chunks of yardage when defenses didn’t contain him properly.

He also has the ability to make big time throws when the pocket is clean and has the velocity to succeed in windy conditions.

He is skinny but some time in a NFL weight room will help him fill out his frame. His accuracy problems should be attributed to his lack of footwork in the pocket. If he can be drafted by a staff with a talented offensive coordinator, he could really benefit from hands-on coaching.

I think he is being vastly underrated due to his dependence on his running ability. If he gets time to develop, he should have a major impact with his future team.

Pro Comparison: Michael Vick

Projected landing spot: Arizona Cardinals

Arizona needs to do something with their offense to take pressure off David Johnson. Lamar Jackson will help the Cardinals install a fast-paced offense that will lessen the impact of losing Larry Fitzgerald in the future. Wherever Jackson lands, touchdowns (not receiving!) and excitement will be sure to follow.