Originally Posted by badboy
OMT, I don't recall you evaluating Jackson CB. What do you see? If we trade down to Chargers for example, the guys I like are prob not there. At the moment I would have to move a player up quite a bit to get the need position filled.
I havn't really watched him much or focused on him... partly because Terrence Cody always took up half the tv screen.
But from what I've been reading, he's been shooting up the boards. Got good size and is aggressive. Better in man to man, bump and run than zone... solid wrap up tackler and very competitive. Started all but 1 game during his 3 years at Alabama (entering as a jr). Although the SEC doesn't have the passing that other conferences do, Bama recruits great players and he's got tons of experience against good running teams - something our CBs are expected to help with. So, although I'm far from a scout, I think he'd be on our radar if we were to trade down into late first (heck you never know we could take him at 20). But trading down, getting a guy like him + a 3rd rd pick would be gravy.
nfl draft scout says when he received his draft grade letter from the advisory committee, he didn't open it but gave it straight to Nick Saban and said he didn't want to read it until after the national championship so he wouldn't be distracted. that's kind of cool.