By: Steve Johnson
Joe Jackson, Edge, Miami
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 32 tak, 10.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 2 FF, 2 FR (1 TD)
2017: 11 games. 50 tak. 10.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 2 pass break ups, 1 FF
2018: 12 games. 47 tak, 14.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 int for 42 yard TD, 3 pass break ups, 2 FF
Accolades: 2015 Class 5A-1A Male Athlete of the Year by Miami Herald
History: Four-star prospect out of Miami, FL. Played DE and TE at Gulliver Prep, also played basketball and competed in track. Was the 2015 Class 5A-1A Male Athlete of the Year by Miami Herald. He chose Miami over Alabama, Clemson, Florida St., Ohio St., Oklahoma, and Notre Dame to name a few. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.
Strengths: Good size and length. Athletic ability is there. Quick first step. Eats up yards quickly. Has quick feet. Has good strength to stack at the LOS. Doesn’t quit on plays, running down the LOS from the back side. Motor is a plus. Productive career.
Weaknesses: Hips are a little tight. Plays too upright at times, needs to work on his leverage. No plan of attack. No counters once engaged. Needs to become a better hand technician. Can be late to find the ball. Played with a lot of talent around him.
Overview: Jackson is a long and athletic edge rusher. His hand usage, pass rush moves, and anticipation need to improve. Although productive and consistent, his best football is still a ways away. He has starter potential but it may take a year or two to put it all together, with some good coaching.
Draft Projection: 3rd Round
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