There’s another Lamar Jackson on the way to the NFL

Darin Gantt
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

Lamar Jackson can’t think about becoming the league’s MVP yet.

He’s simply trying to get drafted first.

Nebraska cornerback Lamar Jackson is at the Senior Bowl this week, hoping to display the skills to allow him to join his Ravens quarterback namesake in the league.

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“He’s doing his thing in the league and I’m on my way,” the younger one told Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post. “There could probably be some marketing money in that.”

The 6-2 1/2, 206-pound cornerback had three interceptions and 12 pass breakups for Nebraska last year, and has the kind of confidence that will serve him well in the NFL. He cited Patrick Peterson, A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey as his favorite players at his position.

“With my intangibles and athletic ability, I can star in any style,” New Lamar said. “I feel like I’m best in press-man and can be one of those guys you put on an island in a game. But it’s great to be in zone coverage looking at the quarterback’s eyes and getting my hands on some footballs. . . .

“When you’re talking about the NFL, every receiver is capable and lined up out there for a reason. I can’t wait to be on that stage. If I do get one of the main guys I look up to and lock them down, it will be a check on my list.”

Of course, when he gets on that stage, he’s going to have to get used to be known as The Other One.

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