BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors as a senior after 137/6.5/4. Junior totals included 123/7/4 after 136 tackles as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Hard-working leader on the football field who likes to mix it up. Plays with a nasty streak and works to get involved. Quickly diagnoses the action, fluid moving to the sidelines and has a terrific head for the ball. Holds his ground against bigger opponents and wraps up tackling. Disciplined, gets depth on drops and is effective in zone coverage. Takes proper angles to the action and makes good decisions.
NEGATIVES: Does not have a decisive move to the throw in coverage and struggles with his back to the action. May lack the pure size to hold up in the middle on the next level.
ANALYSIS: Productive on the college level, Jackson consistently works hard to improve his game. Best suited as a one-gap linebacker in a system that allows him to freely roam to the action.