Biography: All-Conference selection as a senior after the numbers of 41/3.5/3.
Positives: Wide-body defensive tackle with better-than-average athleticism. Plays with good knee bend, pad level, and tough to move off the line. Quickly gets his hands into blockers, works them throughout the action and moves well on his feet. Powerful in his lower body, he bulrushes opponents off the line and displays terrific overall strength. Disruptive force, defeats blocks, then flashes the ability to get laterally and make plays on ball-carriers.
Negatives: Does not consistently play at a high level of intensity nor does he always chase the action. Too easily locked up in blocks.
Analysis: Jackson has prototypical nose tackle size and strength for the next level. He's more athletic than his numbers would lend one to believe, and he's shown enough skill in his game to make it on an NFL roster. Jackson must turn up the intensity and playing hard all summer to have a true future in the NFL.
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