UofL FOOTBALL | Lamar Jackson, Offensive Line Expectations

08/02/2017 02:32 PM

There will be plenty of eyes on the Louisville Cardinals this football season, specifically on quarterback Lamar Jackson and the team’s offensive line.

Jackson of course is the winning Heisman Trophy winner.

But, despite winning that award, he was only ranked as the sixth best player in college football, according to an ESPN panel of “writers, reporters, analysts and Insiders.” The top six in the rankings look like this:

1. Florida St. DB Derwin James
2. USC QB Sam Darnold
3. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield
4. Penn St. RB Saquon Barkley
5. LSU RB Derrius Guice
6. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

ESPN 680 sports radio host Jason Anderson stopped by Sports Night on Thursday to give his thoughts on where Jackson was ranked:

Of course, Jackson will be hoping his offensive line performs well during the 2017 season.

There were definitely some changes to the O-Line, most notably a new offensive line coach (Mike Summers).

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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