2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about LAMAR JACKSON: Louisville, 6022 216 4.55. Junior entry and three-year starter from Pompano Beach, FL who won the Heisman Trophy in 2016. In an ‘off’ 2017 season, Jackson still finished third in the Heisman voting and won the ACC Player of the Year Award. His production over the past two years reached historic levels. He may have been a victim of expectations that were too high for anyone to reach this past season, but there is no hiding his progress as a passer has been slow. Too often he is found misfiring, misreading, or misdiagnosing. Quarterbacks that look to run as often as Jackson simply don’t last so he must become a significantly better passer. Will need time to sit, learn, and add some mass to his frame. If he applies himself and looks to clean up his throwing, he could be as dangerous as any player in the league. Explosive ability with the ball in his hands that can cause any defense to adjust their approach. Has game breaking speed in the open field that will not be caught from behind. Has the rare ability to simply run faster than whomever is chasing him. Has a quick, explosive release. Ball snaps out of his hand with just a flick of the wrist. Plenty of arm strength to make all of the throws. Can put the ball on a line and fit it into tight windows. Creates opportunities by himself and will make a broken play into a big play, whether the run or pass. Too many missed targets on simple, borderline easy throws. Gets wild-high due to poor footwork and a lower body that he doesn’t always engage. Too quick to try and escape the pocket to make things happen. Pocket presence and awareness isn’t natural to him. Too dependent on running. Needs to do a better job of keeping his eyes downfield. 2017 stats: 254/430, 3660 yds, 59.1%, 27 TD, 10 INT, 1601 yds rushing, 18 TD, 146.6 QB rating. Ball velocity 49 mph. Did not work out at Combine, his choice. First/second round. (A-33 1/8, H-9 1/2, SS-DNP, VJ-DNP).