Me too! I'm too lazy to actually dig back through this thread, but I posted many times that he might be the best QB in that class. To this point, that is proving to be true. Obviously Josh Allen is coming into his own now too. I loved watching him in college too! Exciting! I have some friends from my Army days at Ft. Knox who still live in Louisville and they love the guy!I think he's always been QB material - I don't think he would have been taken in the 1st round by Baltimore if he wasn't. You're right though - several teams thought he should play another position but other teams also thought he was late 2nd or high 3rd round draft material at the QB position. Remember in just 3 seasons at Louisville he threw for over 9,000 yards with a 57% Pct & 69 TDs. He's the definition of a pure dual-threat QB.
Granted he doesn't have a cannon like Mahomes, Allen or Rodgers or the accuracy of a Brady, Rodgers or Wilson. But I think Raven's QB coach James Urban (who's been in the league for 18 yrs & has worked with McNabb & Vick) has done a good job in improving LJ's passing game. With LJ's improvement, I imagine DCs are having a difficult time trying to put together an effective game plan against the Raven's O.
I'm going with Baltimore & Arizona for the SB - two electrifying dual-threat QBs in action!
I agree, great planning around his strengths while building his other skills. Yes, hard for DCs to scheme for.