Jackson's recent measurements still make him seem like a QB.
During a fun news conference with reporters on Friday, the Louisville quarterback said he's not playing wide receiver and wasn't asked to.
Lamar Jackson is very good at football, and that was on full display during his time at Louisville. I think he's earned that right. "They say what they want to say".
"I decided I don't need him", Jackson said. Adding, "you know, that's strictly my position".
"I'm not going to be a wide receiver", he said."Whoever wants me as a quarterback, that's where I'm going".
But the questions still came. The NFL isn't fond of outliers. But I have a feeling it may be different if they not only draft a QB of the future, but a possible weapon of the present.
Graziano agrees: "You consider yourself a quarterback, and you've been a good one - be a quarterback". If someone says he should be a wide receiver "I'm not going to that team".
"I'm mobile, I can hit any target on the field", he said. I love putting a chip on my shoulder. "It may look like it, but I'm not".More news: How to Preorder the Galaxy S9 (and 5 Other Great Tech Deals)
Chiefs coach Andy Reid made a rare venture into sarcasm this week, when he was asked at the combine if he thought Jackson could be a wide receiver.
In other words, it's no big deal for Jackson to be asked to work out as a wide receiver because several other players in this class have also been asked to work out at other positions.
Jackson hasn't announced yet if he will work out as a wideout. "It's just more motivation to go out there and show my ability".
"I just have to show off my arm, because that's what they're doubting me for", he said.
Interestingly, Jackson doesn't have a traditional agent.
"I've been working on that a lot during my process - working on my accuracy", he said.
"You know, things happen", Jackson said about that game and falling below the 60 mark. "You're going to get the salary you're going to get [depending on where you're drafted]". I can lead my team, and I feel like the field general when I'm out there. "I do have a guy".
Either way, Jackson needs someone on his side who knows how to put out this weird little fire quickly. There's been plenty of pushback against Jackson already, even from normally reasonable voices. He'll probably have more soon.