Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is having an MVP season, and some general managers are now wondering how they passed him up in the 2018 draft.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Sunday that some general managers are looking back at 2018 pre-draft reports to see which scouts said Jackson should not play quarterback in the NFL.
The Ravens selected Jackson with the very last pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. He was the 5th QB taken that night.
During the entire pre-draft process there was a lot of chatter that Jackson would not make it in the NFL as a quarterback. Multiple teams requested that Jackson work out as a wide receiver as well as quarterback at the combine.
Jackson was repeatedly asked questions about it and always shut it down.
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson: “I’m strictly a QB. If someone says I should be a WR, I'm not going to that team."
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 2, 2018
In 12 starts this season, Jackson has gone 10-2 with a 66.5 completion percentage, 2,532 yards and 25 touchdowns with five interceptions. He also has 977 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
The Ravens are the AFC’s No. 1 seed with four weeks left in the regular season.
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