Originally Posted by Ole Miss Texan
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.
One of the sights I trust alot has Jackson as the #2 corner behind Haden. He has excellent ball skills and fluidity. Here is some comments:
Excellent at anticipating routes and can keep eyes on quarterback without losing track of receiver. Mid-points high-low routes in zone coverage. Appears comfortable lining up close to the line of scrimmage. Squeezes receivers to the sideline. Aggressive and not afraid to jump up. Plays with a swagger. Can get caught trying to make a play on the ball when should wrap receiver up for short gain but rarely.
He started every game but 1 in his 3 years at Bama.
Also a high school standout with 1436 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns and 9 receptions for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns ans a senior on offense.
In 2009 and an amazing 13 pass breakups and in 2008 had 10.
Dude is a player!