The talk during Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson’s pro day revolved around the Heisman winner’s supposed inaccessibility to teams trying to arrange meetings. At least one club had no trouble sitting down with Jackson on Thursday.
Jackson is slated to be picked in the first round, potentially within the top half of the first day. The Chargers own the 17th overall pick, but also have needs at tackle and inside linebacker.
Jackson has already had a private workout with the Houston Texans, but according to NFL Network draft tsar Mike Mayock, other teams have had a hard time getting in contact with Jackson to set up future meetings.
This rule will be a complete disaster and impossible to enforce as it currently stands. The NFL has stated it will take input from players and coaches to narrow down the interpretation of the rule. I’ll believe it when it happens.
Take this example, I’m pulling around the edge as a lineman, and I lower my big-ass self (I’m close to 6’7) to generate leverage on contact. The defender moves slightly and also lowers himself for contact, and we meet helmet-to-helmet, am I ejected Does he get ejected Who initiated contact first Me or him
A running back is heading full speed into a hole at the line of scrimmage. A safety is flying in for the tackle and is aiming for the knees. The running back lowers himself to protect from the hit and also runs him over. Is that back now ejected What about the safety
How are the officials going to figure out these situations Does the NFL really want more reviews Do they want to put more judgment calls like this on the officials I’d guess none of these are what the NFL actually wants.