Former Indianapolis Colts executive Bill Polian said on ESPN LA with Keyshawn Johnson, Jorge Sedano and LZ Granderson that University of Louisville standout quarterback Lamar Jackson will be a wide receiver in the NFL.
Jackson’s name was brought up by the hosts along with Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen, four of the quarterbacks that are expected to be top picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Polian wasn’t buying Jackson as one of those guys.
“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,” Polian said.
The answer was met with a loud uproar and defiance from the hosts, but Polian stuck to his position.
“No, I’m not kidding you. And that has to do with girth and skill set as well,” he said.
When Johnson said to Polian that he thought Jackson was, in fact, an NFL quarterback, Polian did not say he denied that fact.
“I’m not saying he isn’t, I just don’t think he’s in the class of the other three,” Polian said.
Jackson won the Heisman Trophy last season after throwing for 3,543 yards, 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 56.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 148.8.
In addition, Jackson ran for 1,571 yards and scored 21 touchdowns on the ground.
Though two games this season, Jackson has amassed 771 passing yards and five touchdowns with no picks. He has completed 64.7 percent of his passes and currently boasts a passer rating of 160.3.
He has rushed for 251 yards and three scores.