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Bill Polian: This Top NFL Draft QB Prospect Should Move To Wide Receiver

Lamar Jackson celebrating a touchdown.

LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 25: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats during the game at Commonwealth Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lamar Jackson was one of the best quarterbacks in college football over the last two years. The former Louisville star QB won the Heisman Trophy in 2016, after all.

The 21-year-old quarterback isn't seen as one of the top-tier QBs in the 2018 NFL Draft class, but he's up there. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper has Jackson at No. 5 on his Big Board, behind Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Baker Mayfield.

One ESPN NFL analyst doesn't see Jackson as a quarterback at the next level, though. He seems him being better off changing positions.

"Lamar Jackson, speaking of size, quarterback or wide receiver at the next level?" asked Adnan Virk on ESPN this morning.

"I think wide receiver," Polian said. "Exceptional athlete. Exceptional ability to make you miss. Exceptional acceleration. Exceptional instinct with the ball in your hand - and that's rare for a wide receiver."

"This guy is incredible in the open field...and again, short, and kind of slight, and clearly not the thrower that the other guys are," Polian added. "So I would say, don't wait to make that change. Don't wait to be like that kid from Ohio State (Terrelle Pryor) and wait until you're 29 to make the change."

This, of course, will be a controversial opinion. Jackson was a sensational college quarterback - both as a thrower and a runner - and many believe he deserves the chance to prove that in the NFL, too.

All that matters, though, is what NFL teams think. And we'll find out pretty soon.

The NFL Scouting Combine is set to take place in Indianapolis later this month. It'll run from Feb. 27 to March 5.