Buster's Ex-Teammate Looks to Crash Party

Buster Davis suffered through a tough rookie campaign, losing his starting job midseason and finishing with only 20 catches. Perhaps some friendly competition can bring out the best in San Diego's 2007 first-round pick. SDBoltReport.com catches up with one of Davis' former teammates about the possibility of a San Diego reunion.

Chevis Jackson (6'0", 188 pounds) is a ball-hawking corner from LSU. He is used to a pro-style defense and is an all-around contributor in the secondary. Jackson is expected to spawn some interest from the Bolts if he lasts until the fourth round.

"At LSU, we played it all," Jackson said. "I was under Coach Nick Saban, and all he did was play press and cover-1 on the line. In Coach Bo Pelini (LSU defensive coordinator), you have a pro-style defense. I did it all since I was at LSU. I don't think I'm anything (specific). I can do it all."

Jackson prides himself on his championship drive. He believes his collegiate success will be beneficial to his future.

"It gives you that winning attitude and teams want somebody who's going to go out there and do whatever it takes to win."

LSU's stacked roster brought the best out of Jackson. He shared a locker room with many players who have since moved on to the NFL.

"People ask me what my best competition has been, and it's been in practice," Jackson said. "You're not going to see many receivers on the same team--let alone in one practice--as good as them."

Among the elite receivers was Buster Davis. Jackson and Davis have remained friends since Davis moved on to the Big Leagues. Jackson keeps tabs on the Chargers, in particular Antonio Cromartie.

Jackson believes Cromartie's breakout 2007 season was due to ample time spent in the film room, which is a natural assumption, since Jackson is a film junkie himself.

Jackson boasts a give-it-all attitude. When asked what he plans to do in his pre-draft workouts, he answer was simple.

"Perform. Do everything I'm supposed to do," he said.

Jackson can frustrate receivers with his speed and reach. He was a top performer at the Combine in the vertical jump (36.0"), the broad jump (10'5") and the 20-yard shuttle (4.15).

He hopes to use those measurables to lock down NFL receivers on Sundays...and to shut down Davis every day in practice.

Amberly Richardson is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a correspondent for Scout.com. She has contributed to the official Web sites of Lorenzo Neal, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman and others for Sixthman Communications.


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