Biography: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons, finishing with 64 tackles/1 interception/1 pass breakup as a senior after posting 68 tackles and four pass defenses the prior year.
Positives: Nice-sized safety who is best making plays in the box. Displays a burst of straight-line speed, works to get up the field and wraps up when tackling. Aggressive, always willing to lay a shoulder pad into ballcarriers and works hard to get off blocks. Easily redirects to ballcarriers. Works well with cornerbacks.
Negatives: Marginal ball skills and is usually a half step late in coverage. Overpursues the action and takes himself from plays on occasion.
Analysis: After displaying a lot of potential as a junior, expectations were high for Jackson in 2011, but he missed the mark. He offers possibilities as a traditional strong safety, but must play in a system that reduces his area responsibilities.
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