Lamar Jackson just finished his pro day, which saw him decline to do sprinting and agility drills in order to showcase his arm. But as Jacob Feldman of Sports Illustrated notes, Jonathan Jones of SI believes the biggest takeaway to come from Jackson’s pro day wasn’t his actual workout. Instead, it was the fact that his agent-less approach to the pre-draft process has caused some confusion around the league.

“He was accurate against air just as he should have been,” Jones said. “The biggest takeaway is that the NFL doesn't seem to understand what he's doing in the pre-draft process. He has a contract lawyer but still has no agent. His mom is operating as his manager but teams are having a difficult time getting her or anyone in his camp to return calls. I don't want it to sound like I'm campaigning for agents because I'm not. But this is a process too important for a guy of his caliber to go through without the guidance of someone who's done this before, and it seems like that's lacking here for Jackson.”

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Jackson is taking a significant risk by not getting the aid of an experienced agent to handle what could be the most important few weeks of his entire life. If Jones’ report is true that teams are getting turned off by their interactions with his team, then that decision could potentially backfire on him during the draft.

Although, Jackson is quite a talent, and Jones also notes that he believes the young QB won’t escape the first round. So despite the possibility that his pre-draft process might not be going as smoothly as teams would hope, he might still end up going very early when it’s all said and done.