Mike Mayock says National Football League defensive coaches are terrified of Lamar Jackson

Ruben Hill
March 30, 2018

Despite considerably less fanfare than last week's pro day tour, the Cleveland Browns were in the house to watch Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson at the Cardinals event. Jackson completed just 57 percent of his pass attempts in college and never topped 60 percent in a single season. Thirty-one of the NFL's 32 teams sent representatives to the showcase, according to NFL Media's Andrew Groover.

He told NFL Network that he decided not to run as his game tape should tell NFL teams all they need to know.

"I feel game speed is going to tell it all", he said. "And remember, and again I'm not taking a shot here at anybody, his mom is representing him, his mom has obviously his best interest at heart, but you're doing the kid a disservice if National Football League coaches and general managers are calling and you can't even get an appointment set up".

The 2016 Heisman Trophy victor, Jackson is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft.

Jackson, though, has several visits with teams scheduled for after his pro day, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. He won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore in 2016 and was a finalist for the award in 2017, losing out to Oklahoma quarterback and fellow 2018 draft prospect Baker Mayfield.

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