By: Steve Johnson
Michael Jackson, CB, Miami
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: 13 games. 5 tackles,
2016: 12 games. 7 tackles, 1 pass break up, 1 FR for TD
2017: 13 games. 43 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 4 int, 4 pass break ups, 1 FR
Accolades: 2017 Second-Team All-ACC
History: Three-star recruit out of Birmingham, AL., he chose Miami over LSU, Georgia, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Nebraska. Has a son, Michael Jackson Jr., born in April 2018.
Strengths: Great length. Does an excellent job redirecting WRs at the line of scrimmage. Physical and aggressive, both in run support and when tasked with blitzing off the edge. Good wrap up tackler, not afraid to mix it up. Does a good job passing off receivers when in zone. Good leaping ability,
Weaknesses: Twitch is lacking. Doesn’t have the foot speed to match up vs speedy receivers. Tightness in his hips, which creates separation issues with receivers coming out of breaks. Can be prone to getting beat on deep balls.
Overview: Jackson is a long and physical corner, that provides good run support. He is best suited in press man or zone coverage, but is susceptible to getting beat by shifty or speed receivers, having just adequate foot speed.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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