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rmartin65
03-09-2010, 09:50 PM
As most of you know, I spend a lot of time scouting small school prospects, the players from FCS (D1AA), D2, D3 and NAIA. In lieu of posting positional top ten lists (which did not garner as much interest as the effort I put into them), I have decided to just make threads devoted to particular players.

The first installment of this series is Kean University defensive tackle Darryl Jackson.

Statistics

2006:
6'1" 325 lbs
10 tackles, .5 TFL, 1 sack

2007:
6'1" 330 lbs
32 tackles, 4 TFL, 2.5 sacks

2008
6'1" 355 lbs
32 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2 sacks

2009
6'1" 330 lbs
41 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 3 sacks

Analysis

As you can see, Jackson improved as his career progressed, which is something that you need to see from small school prospects. To make this even more impressive, he did this as the NT in the 3-4, and as the article states, he was taking 3 blockers at a time regularly. The footage on this guy is very impressive. He looked like a man among boys on the field, tossing people out of his way.

Weight has been a serious issue. And I do not believe for a second the reported weight for his senior year, I estimated him at over 360 pounds. However, if the article is to be believed, he is down to 310. That is perfect for the Texans. He can be a run stuffer on running downs. He will very rarely get to the QB, but he was very hard to run by. With some NFL coaching, he could become a legit run plugger at the next level.

Draft Projection

Undrafted Free Agent

Darryl Jackson played college ball like Mt. Cody. However, unlike Cody, he has shown the effort to get an NFL body, dropping at least 20 pounds (more like 50) in preparation for the combine. He would be well worth a camp contract, to be stashed on the practice squad for a year or two.

http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2010/03/kean_u_nose_tackle_darryl_jack.html

Honoring Earl 34
03-10-2010, 04:51 PM
I agree , a small college player may be hungrier ... err ... more ambitious than Cody .

steelbtexan
03-10-2010, 05:00 PM
How does Jackson compare to SL Hill from Stillman last year?

rmartin65
03-11-2010, 04:20 PM
I agree , a small college player may be hungrier ... err ... more ambitious than Cody .

I am glad someone else agrees. Jackson would cost only a UDFA contract, could be cut after camp for no cap hit.

How does Jackson compare to SL Hill from Stillman last year?

Unfavorably. Hill was dominant at a higher level and was more effective rushing the passer. Jackson is more of a run plugger, and is probably stronger. Just an estimate off of the film, he could put up 35 bench reps. He throws people away, remember the Jenkins ***** slap of Meyers? Yea, he was doing that to people when facing only one blocker. Ok, slight exaggeration, but he had his way against single blockers.

rmartin65
04-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Ok, I need some help here. Jackson has had two pro days at the institute where he has been training. However, I cannot find any information on what happened at both of those. I read somewhere that on the first day he weighed in at 306 pounds, which is perfect for the Texans line. Other than that, I can't find anything.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

JB
04-04-2010, 05:51 PM
I was able to find this from March 9:

The Eagles and Giants were the first teams to send scouts to Kean last spring, when Jackson weighed-in at 349 pounds and clocked 5.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash. But since then, he has morphed.

He is now a lean 310 pounds. He has been timed as low as 5.18 in the 40. He has tripled his reps on the 225-pound bench press. The Division 1 perks he missed out on — regimented nutrition and supervised lifts — he’s taken advantage of this winter.


It just takes one NFL team to agree — and the Jets, Eagles, Packers and Vikings have taken particular interest in Jackson. Morgan declined to speak to feedback from individual teams, but did estimate Jackson is on the radar of at least half the teams in the NFL, for both 4-3 and 3-4 schemes, and multiple teams have taken numerous visits to see him.

http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2010/03/kean_u_nose_tackle_darryl_jack.html

rmartin65
04-04-2010, 06:03 PM
I was able to find this from March 9:





http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2010/03/kean_u_nose_tackle_darryl_jack.html

Thanks, but I posted that article at the top of the page. I am really interested in this player for some reason, he just popped off the screen when I watched Kean games.

He was 350 lbs, by my (and NFLDraftScout said 348) estimation, and is now down to 310. That is the desire to succeed, something I dont see out of other players. And he seems like a high quality guy, I would like the Texans give him a UDFA offer, and see what he can do.

awtysst
04-04-2010, 06:15 PM
Thanks, but I posted that article at the top of the page. I am really interested in this player for some reason, he just popped off the screen when I watched Kean games.

He was 350 lbs, by my (and NFLDraftScout said 348) estimation, and is now down to 310. That is the desire to succeed, something I dont see out of other players. And he seems like a high quality guy, I would like the Texans give him a UDFA offer, and see what he can do.

Unfortunately for him, this is a deep draft for DTs. If he came out in a shallow year he may go in the late 5th early 6th. As is, unless someone sees something they really love, I think he will be a UDFA.

And if he can become a rotational/ backup guy he would be a steal as an UDFA.

rmartin65
04-04-2010, 08:57 PM
Unfortunately for him, this is a deep draft for DTs. If he came out in a shallow year he may go in the late 5th early 6th. As is, unless someone sees something they really love, I think he will be a UDFA.

And if he can become a rotational/ backup guy he would be a steal as an UDFA.

Throughout the entire thread, I have been saying he is a UDFA.

It is a very deep DT class, I highly doubt he gets drafted. But I would love to see the Texans sign him soon after the draft.

awtysst
04-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Throughout the entire thread, I have been saying he is a UDFA.

It is a very deep DT class, I highly doubt he gets drafted. But I would love to see the Texans sign him soon after the draft.

I agree. I was just saying that if he came out in another year he would likely have been drafted based on his motor and desire. Too bad he came out in a heavy DT year.

BigBull17
04-08-2010, 03:49 PM
I agree , a small college player may be hungrier ... err ... more ambitious than Cody .

Nice save, cause no one is hungrier than Cody. Cody is huge, but only did like 18 reps at his workout. That's pretty weak for a Nose Tackle.

BigBull17
04-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Throughout the entire thread, I have been saying he is a UDFA.

It is a very deep DT class, I highly doubt he gets drafted. But I would love to see the Texans sign him soon after the draft.

Everything I read on this guy, I would drop a 6th on him in a heartbeat. Maybe TJ will get us a good DT.

rmartin65
04-08-2010, 04:07 PM
Everything I read on this guy, I would drop a 6th on him in a heartbeat. Maybe TJ will get us a good DT.

Like Awtysst said, in any other class this guy would be a 5th or 6th round pick. But this DT class is ridiculously talented. I think he could be had in UDFA, but would probably use the 7th rounder just to be sure.

The problem with just reading stuff is that you dont always know if you can trust the evaluator. I have seen some film on him, and I trust my self. He dominated the D3 competition, but we dont know how he would do against D2, FCS or FBS, let alone NFL competition.

By the way, I agree completely with you on Cody.

badboy
04-08-2010, 04:22 PM
Nice save, cause no one is hungrier than Cody. Cody is huge, but only did like 18 reps at his workout. That's pretty weak for a Nose Tackle.It does not take much to manhandle a triple cheese pizza with whipped cream. I really don't care how many UDFA are signed as long as they don't take reps from people I think will make team. Good info 65!

rmartin65
04-08-2010, 04:27 PM
It does not take much to manhandle a triple cheese pizza with whipped cream. I really don't care how many UDFA are signed as long as they don't take reps from people I think will make team. Good info 65!

Haha, nicely done!

The Texans historically sign few UDFAs, and it kind of irks me. The top teams sign tons of players, and I think it is a reason why they are on top. They get to look at alot of players, find some hidden talent.

TexCanada
04-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Haha, nicely done!

The Texans historically sign few UDFAs, and it kind of irks me. The top teams sign tons of players, and I think it is a reason why they are on top. They get to look at alot of players, find some hidden talent.

I would also like to see us give a chance to more UDFAs. It is pretty much risk free and there is a chance to find a contibutor.

The Pencil Neck
04-08-2010, 05:20 PM
I would also like to see us give a chance to more UDFAs. It is pretty much risk free and there is a chance to find a contibutor.

But you've got an overall roster limit of 80 players that you can't go over. You've got to make a decision on which cast offs might be able to give you something, too.

Dutchrudder
04-08-2010, 05:30 PM
I would also like to see us give a chance to more UDFAs. It is pretty much risk free and there is a chance to find a contibutor.

They signed like 8-10 UDFA last year after the draft. The only one I know of that is still with the team is Arian Foster.

rmartin65
04-08-2010, 08:39 PM
I just re-read the article, and two things stuck out to me:

1) He tripled his bench reps this off-season. Tripled. And he was already tossing people out of the way. I really want to see his bench reps now.

2) His agent is Okoye's agent. That could possibly give us the edge in UDFA.

76Texan
04-09-2010, 02:32 AM
Run 4.60 in the 40 (at what weight???)
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=102910&draftyear=2010&genpos=DT

visit with the Giants
http://www.giantsgab.com/2010/04/07/locals-visit-giants/

Kean University : Kean NewsMar 12, 2010 ... Kean University's star senior nose tackle Darryl Jackson is on the radar of at least half the teams in the NFL and multiple teams have taken ...
www.kean.edu/keanews/2010/03/12.html -
(I can't find the actual piece from that site)

badboy
04-09-2010, 09:19 AM
I just re-read the article, and two things stuck out to me:

1) He tripled his bench reps this off-season. Tripled. And he was already tossing people out of the way. I really want to see his bench reps now.

2) His agent is Okoye's agent. That could possibly give us the edge in UDFA.I wonder if the agent can get to the QB? Maybe we can get him in for a try out. Sure couldn't hurt.

rmartin65
04-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Run 4.60 in the 40 (at what weight???)
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=102910&draftyear=2010&genpos=DT

visit with the Giants
http://www.giantsgab.com/2010/04/07/locals-visit-giants/

Kean University : Kean NewsMar 12, 2010 ... Kean University's star senior nose tackle Darryl Jackson is on the radar of at least half the teams in the NFL and multiple teams have taken ...
www.kean.edu/keanews/2010/03/12.html -
(I can't find the actual piece from that site)


Where did you see 4.6! That would be unbelievable, but I highly doubt it. The site you posted did not have that number.

76Texan
04-09-2010, 03:07 PM
Where did you see 4.6! That would be unbelievable, but I highly doubt it. The site you posted did not have that number.

LOL!
I meant 5.60, probably at 340 some lbs.

rmartin65
04-09-2010, 03:11 PM
LOL!
I meant 5.60, probably at 340 some lbs.

Yeah, that was at last year. I think it was a 5.65 at 348 lbs. Supposedly he has dropped a ton of weight, and is looking like a very talented player. If only I could get that information...

rmartin65
04-16-2010, 05:59 PM
NFLDRAFTSCOUT has his results:

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 312 lbs

40 Yard Dash: 5.26
20 Yard Dash: 2.94
10 Yard Dash: 1.66

Bench: 20 reps (really?)
Vertical Jump: 29"
Broad Jump: 8'3"
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.56
3 Cone Drill: 7.63

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=102910&draftyear=2010&genpos=DT

Well, I am really disappointed in this. He is definitely a UDFA after those numbers. I would still give him a look though. He has only had top notch training for one winter, I would like to see if the Texans could beast him up during a year on the PS