Lamar Jackson denies reports, adamant he is 'strictly a quarterback'

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Clearly, the Eagles don't need a new quarterback, but this is a team that has stockpiled players at the position in the past.

ESPN analyst and former Indianapolis Colts owner Bill Polian is among those who think Jackson should be a wide receiver, calling him too "short and slight" and claiming "the accuracy isn't there".

Jackson has not used one of the major pre-draft workout centers that numerous draft-eligible players have used.

In the wake of what Polian said, and assuming Schrager's report didn't come out of thin air, which is not usually how the NFL Network works, it seems likely some teams DO want to see how Jackson's athleticism translates into wide receiver.

Jackson ran the Erhardt-Perkins offense under coach Bobby Petrino at Louisville. Simple, it is not.

When asked Wednesday whether he thought Jackson projects as a quarterback or wide receiver, President of Football Operations/GM John Elway chose the former.

"I don't know if you've ever gotten the pleasure of throwing a touchdown pass, but nothing beats it". Everyone repeat after me: Lamar Jackson is a quarterback.

"I'm not going to their team", he said. "I thought I did a great job at quarterback". That's strictly my position ... Because of his speed - estimated in the 4.35 range - and athleticism, former National Football League general manager Bill Polian of ESPN suggested last week that Jackson would make a better wide receiver than quarterback.

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Unlike Darnold, who has elected not to throw Saturday at the combine, Jackson said he would throw, but would not run a 40-yard dash or do any of the other agility drills. Why is there a conversation about Jackson, who threw 57 touchdowns to 19 interceptions over the past two seasons, moving to wide receiver?

Jackson, Louisville's leader, won the Heisman Trophy two years ago as dynamic, mobile quarterback. Miami, which played the 2017 season without injured starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, would have a major hole to fill if Landry were to be traded during the offseason.

"It's going to be a different Lamar - a leveled-up Lamar, not the same as college".

A move Jackson made perfectly clear - he's not making.

- He knows he needs to fix his footwork and narrow stance. "You're going to get the salary you're going to get [depending on where you're drafted]".

"Cam Newton and Tom Brady".

"[I'd be] like a little kid", Jackson said. "You're just trying to reword the question".

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