Bill Polian has made headlines today for saying that former Heisman Trophy winning QB Lamar Jackson should move to WR, siting that Jackson is "too short" to play the quarterback position in the NFL..
What? Too short? The man is 6'3. The average height for NFL quarterback's is just over 6'3. So to Bill Polian, the majority of the QB's in the NFL are too short to be playing their position. Polian has really lost it.
Bill Polian's absurd comments aside, Lamar Jackson should absolutely expect to play QB at the professional level. I think the kid is that good. I understand that players with his skill set are often considered risky and that their game doesn't transition well to the NFL. But it doesn't matter to me when it comes to Jackson, I truly think he is going to adapt.
Lamar Jackson showed growth as a quarterback in each of his three seasons at Louisville, improving his ability as a pocket-passer, and also improving on his accuracy and decision making.
Jackson obviously has unteachable ability with his feet, totaling 50 rushing touchdowns and 4,132 yards in his three seasons. But his arm was nothing to be trifled with either, and as I said, he showed improvement as a passer each season, and finished with a completion % of 57, 9,043 yards, and 69 TD's and only 27 int's.
Is Jackson a risk? Absolutely. As is every QB in this draft. But personally, I truly believe that he will prove to be a starting NFL QB.