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NFL.com's Bucky Brooks thinks Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson has the "potential to surpass" Michael Vick's collegiate career while "[forcing] evaluators to consider him a legitimate franchise quarterback down the road."

"Jackson certainly makes a compelling case to be considered one of the most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks that I've seen," Brooks wrote. "Jackson has shown dramatic improvement as a passer from the pocket. From his accuracy to his anticipation and timing, the sensational sophomore has become an efficient dart thrower as a passer." Pro Football Focus' Wes Huber and NFL.com's Lance Zierlein have both compared Jackson to Randall Cunningham. Others have likened L-Jax to RGIII or a right-handed Michael Vick. Jackson will be draft eligible after next season.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 26 - 5:30 PM

Louisville redshirt senior RB Brandon Radcliff rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's 59-28 win over Marshall.

Radcliff averaged a juicy 6.8 YPC with a long run of 32 yards. After opening the season with a quiet 22 yards against Charlotte, the 5-foot-9, 214-pounder has ripped off three consecutive games of at least 100 yards rushing. He has scored a singular touchdown in each of those contests.
Sep 25 - 12:13 AM

Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson completed 22-of-44 passes for 417 yards, five touchdowns and an interception while rushing for two additional scores in Saturday's 59-28 win over Marshall.

The song remains the same. Jackson has been the best offensive player in college football this season, bar none. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder has accounted for at least five touchdowns between passing and rushing in all four of Louisville's games to date. Overall, Jackson has thrown 13 touchdowns and danced in for an additional 12. Next Saturday's showdown with Clemson will be must-see television.
Sep 25 - 12:05 AM

Louisville senior WR Ja'Quay Savage (shoulder) is taking part in pregame warm-ups prior to Saturday's showdown with Marshall.

Savage has yet to play in a game this season due to a shoulder injury. The 6-foot-3, 213-pounder looks like he will at least try to give it a go against Marshall, though. In four games last season, he caught 12 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 24 - 6:38 PM

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson to Randall Cunningham.

In the early going, Jackson has been compared to former Oregon Duck Dennis Dixon, Robert Griffin III and, perhaps most popularly, Michael Vick. Zierlein has a different take. "Like Cunningham, Jackson is slight of build but also has the ability to shred defenses once he hits his top gear outside of the pocket," Zierlein wrote. "I see Jackson as a quarterback who might end up being a little spotty with his short passing attack and ball placement but one with the ability to see opportunities to attack defenses down the field with the long ball. While Cunningham had more sling-shot strength in his right arm than Jackson appears to have, there are similarities in their games. This is an early comparison and we'll see plenty more of Jackson before any scouting report for him is complete, but Cunningham is the best comp for him at this time." Jackson won't be draft eligible until 2018. Zierlein urges him to add more muscle and bulk to his frame until then.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 23 - 5:43 PM

Against FSU and RB Dalvin Cook on Saturday, Louisville senior LB Keith Kelsey's "downhill running into run gaps and scraping on stretch plays were impressive," according to NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

"While not exceedingly fast, he's aware of his coverage responsibilities and able to make the stop when needed, even against a slippery back like Dalvin Cook," Reuter wrote. "Kelsey also showed great hustle to the sideline and knew the correct angle to take to prevent big plays. He did miss his gap assignment on occasion, however, allowing cutbacks and getting sealed by tight ends. Kelsey also needs to stay low inside so blockers don't have a big target." Kelsey made the first team All-ACC squad last year after posting 107 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, six hurries, three breakups, one fumble recovered and one forced.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 21 - 12:27 PM

Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson is currently the FBS' No. 2 rusher with 464 yards on 49 carries.

Jackson leads the nation with 10 rushing touchdowns, which is on top of Jackson's 913 passing yards and eight touchdowns. This just speaks to Jackson's early season dominance, along with Bobby Petrino's high caliber coaching early in the season. Louisville faces Marshall next.
Source: CFB Stats
Sep 19 - 10:08 AM

Michael Vick tweeted his support for Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, stating the sophomore is "5x" better than Vick was at Virginia Tech.

Vick ended the tweet with "enough said #future." The great one has spoken. Vick eventually was taken No. 1 overall and posted his best season in 1999, throwing for 2065 yards and 13 touchdowns, to go along with 600-plus rushing yards and nine touchdowns. Jackson already has 18 touchdowns compared to Vick's 22 that season. Jackson has really improved as a passer, and we are excited to watch him the rest of this year as well as next season.
Sep 17 - 4:46 PM

Louisville senior WR James Quick caught seven passes for 122 yards in Saturday's 63-20 win over FSU.

No touchdowns for Quick, but he averaged a smooth 17.4 yards per reception with a long catch of 44 yards. Saturday's showing was his best of the young season. The 6-foot-1, 182-pounder entered the game having caught five passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 17 - 4:07 PM

Louisville redshirt senior RB Brandon Radcliff rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Saturday's 63-20 win over FSU.

Radcliff did not lead the Cardinals in rushing, but that is only because QB Lamar Jackson exists (Action Jackson had 146 yards on the ground). For his part, the 5-foot-9, 214-pound Radcliff averaged a sweet 8.4 YPC. Through three games, he has tallied 296 yards rushing and two touchdowns. After logging 22 yards against Charlotte in the season-opener, he has surpassed 100 yards in each of his last two games.
Sep 17 - 3:57 PM

Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson was immaculate in Saturday's 63-20 win over FSU, completing 13-of-20 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 146 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries.

Jackson had posted video game-esque numbers against Charlotte and Syracuse through the first two weeks. He treated the No. 2 ranked Seminoles no differently on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder jumped Louisville to a 14-0 lead with a pair of touchdown runs in the first quarter. He would continue the carnage in the second quarter, tossing a four-yard scoring pass to Jaylen Smith with 5:03 remaining in the first half and hitting the end zone on a short run just before halftime. He would cap off his stellar afternoon with breakaway 47-yard scoring run at the beginning of the fourth quarter. With three games under his belt, Jackson has thrown for 913 yards while working to an 8/2 TD/INT ratio. His groundwork has been even more impressive, as he has now racked up 464 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns scored. Louisville will take this show on the road for a showdown with Marshall next weekend.
Sep 17 - 3:45 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill noted that Louisville four-star 2017 verbal WR commit Justin Marshall is "elusive and a bit of a glider when he gets into the open field."

Luginbill writes that Marshall "[f]lashes ability to make the tough catch in traffic and is a productive red zone receiver" and believes that the 6-foot-3, 193-pound wideout possesses "the frame to develop into a physical presence over time." The analyst compares Marshall -- Rivals' No. 57 wideout for the 2017 cycle -- to Texas A&M's Josh Reynolds due to the fact that "they are both sneaky fast and much better in space than they get credit for."
Sep 16 - 1:02 PM

Louisville sophomore QB Lamar Jackson had 199 yards rushing and four touchdowns and 411 yards passing and a score in Friday's 62-28 win over Syracuse.

Jackson's 610 total yards broke a single-game ACC record. HC Bobby Petrino ended Jackson's night midway through the fourth quarter when he was a single yard shy of becoming the first player to ever throw for 400 yards and rush for 200 yards in a single game. And Jackson did all that in spite of several drops by the Cardinals' receiving corps. It was the type of performance that starts a Heisman campaign in earnest, replete with announcer fawning and evoking of Michael Vick similarities. Jackson was kind enough to provide the movement with a signature play, leaping over a defender en route to his fourth rushing touchdown late in the second quarter. The clip is linked below. Through two games, Jackson has 697 yards passing with a 7/1 TD/INT rate and 318 yards rushing and six scores.
Sep 10 - 12:43 AM

Louisville redshirt senior RB Brandon Radcliff turned nine carries into 155 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 62-28 win over Syracuse.

That made for a nifty average of 17.2 yards per carry. With Syracuse's defense centralizing attention on QB Lamar Jackson, Radcliff found both holes and open patches of field to run into. The Cardinals don't feature Radcliff in the offense, so this may end up being his season high single-game yardage total.
Sep 10 - 12:16 AM

Louisville senior WR Ja'Quay Savage (shoulder) is questionable to play against Syracuse on Friday.

Savage missed last week's opener against Charlotte with the same injury. He was able to participate in full-speed practices starting Monday. "I did like what I saw from him today out there," HC Bobby Petrino said. "He was going full-speed and catching the ball above his head. Hopefully he'll be available to play." The Cardinals are exceedingly deep at wide receiver, so they're not going to rush Savage back before he's ready.
Sep 7 - 1:59 PM


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