Lamar Jackson Scouting Report


Prospect Information



Overview
Won the 2016 Heisman Trophy Award.

Started 8 games as a true freshman in 2015, and played in 12. Threw for 1,840 yards with 12 touchdowns against 8 interceptions, and added 11 rushing touchdowns. Named MVP of the 2015 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

Started all 13 games as a sophomore. Threw for 3,543 yards with 30 touchdowns against 9 interceptions. Rushed for 1,571 yards on 220 carries and 21 touchdowns. Finished the 2016 season with a 9-4 record, including a loss to LSU (29-9) in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Scored 74 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns during his freshman and sophomore seasons.

NFL Comparison
Michael Vick

Strengths
Ultimate dual threat quarterback. Explosive runner in the open field.

Weaknesses
Suffered an ankle injury (2015). Below average height and weight for the position. His ability to run away from everyone has setback his maturation as a passer. He won’t be running every down in the NFL so he needs to learn to win more often from the pocket.

Summary
Jackson will need to bulk up at the next level, because his frame is very lean. He is not a passer yet. He is a very gifted athlete who is running a spread offense, and learning to be a passer. A scout will have to sell an NFL team on how they can use him as a quarterback so his body of work this season will determine his future NFL position.

Player Notes
11/07/2015 – Lamar Jackson sat out Syracuse game due to injured ankle.
12/30/2015 – Lamar Jackson named MVP of the 2015 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
09/01/2016 – Lamar Jackson sets Louisville record with eight TDs
12/10/2016 – Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy Award.

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