JC Jackson Draft Profile

JC Jackson draft profile

Strengths:

  • Physical, press corner
  • Hard-charging in run support
  • Good lateral slide to match receiver’s release and throws well-timed jabs to derail route timing
  • Keeps eyes on quarterback in coverage
  • Sees his target and strikes with good force
  • Quick plant-and-drive response at first sign of throwing motion
  • Great zone cover corner

Analysis: JC Jackson is a physical cornerback with quality size and an impressive ability to challenge and disrupt in press coverage. With just two years of major college experience, Jackson is on track to continue his education at the position while likely finding a suitable match for his particular talents. He is a willing supporter in the running game and packs a punch with his pads. Zone coverage is his specialty and he does it very well, understanding the coverages and techniques. He has elite plant-and-drive at first sign of throwing motion from the quarterback.

Weaknesses:

  • Struggles carrying long speed
  • Sluggish opening hips and allows room for throws out of route breaks
  • Needs to keep plays in front of him
  • Hesitant to take chances and attack the ball over the man
  • Needs to become more aggressive in playing passing lanes
  • Gets too grabby at times
  • Has he overcome character concerns?

Analysis: JC Jackson doesn’t have great long speed or short-area acceleration to match routes, but he’s more than capable of handling bump-and-run coverage and all forms of zone. Jackson needs to improve his ball skills, but has eventual starting talent. His aggressive nature is usually a positive but at times he gets over-aggressive and becomes too grabby, which will cause penalties at the next level. If a receiver gets behind him, game over–he lacks the speed to play catch up. Tends to play man over ball and that will need to change.  Jackson was a high school Under Armour All-American from Immokalee, Florida who began his career at the University of Florida. He was injured in the 2014 season opener, however, and took a medical redshirt. He was dismissed from the program in 2015 after being charged with four felony counts as part of an armed robbery of a home, though he was later found not guilty of those charges. Jackson played at Riverside Community College in 2015 before transferring to Maryland.

Size: 5’10 201lbs

Draft Grade: Day 3 grade

NFL Comparison: Rasul Douglas

Draft Projection: Round 5

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