Lamar Jackson’s size has NFL scouts concerned

Lamar Jackson was undoubtedly the top player in college football this season.

The Louisville Cardinals star quarterback capped off his incredible campaign by claiming the Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award and, most importantly, the Heisman Trophy.

But while Jackson has had overwhelming success during his collegiate career, there is some concern over how he will transition to the next level when he finally makes the leap to the pros and it’s because of something he has little control over.

According to reports from ESPN, NFL scouts and front offices are concerned over Jackson’s lack of size.

“I love the player. He’ll play in the NFL,” a source told ESPN.com. “I just don’t know what he’ll be. He could be a slash, he could be a quarterback, but I’m not sure on that body type.”

Another source had similar concerns.

“I love the player,” another added. “There’s not a player I’d rather watch in college football. But he’s so skinny.”

The good news for Jackson is that he is only a sophomore, so he will have at least one more season to bulk up before deciding whether he will declare for the NFL early or finish out his four-year career at Louisville.

You know Cardinals fans wouldn’t mind getting two more years out of their star.

Jackson finished the 2016 campaign with 3,390 yards through the air, 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The sophomore signal-caller added 1,538 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground.

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Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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