Jackson who worked out for the team before the draft was reportedly high on the Patriots target list, as reported by both Scout.com and Patriots Insider.
The 6-foot-1, 206-pound Jackson was targeted by the team to replace the departed David Givens who joined the Titans as a free agent. Jackson possesses amazing speed, having turned in a blistering 4.32 forty time at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
The Patriots were actually involved in trade discussions over the possibility of acquiring disgruntled Packer wide receiver Javon Walker this week. When that deal did not happen, New England already had their sights set on Jackson but needed to move up to go get him before another team, like the Packers, opted to select him at the top of the second round.
Green Bay reportedly received the Patriots second-round pick (52nd overall) and the Patriots third-round pick (75th overall) in exchange for their second-round pick (36th overall).
WR, Chad Jackson
Full Name: Chad Jackson School: Florida Pos: WR
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 213 40: 4.35 Year: 3Jr
Bio: Moved into a full-time starting position last season, producing career-best numbers of 88/900/9 and winning All-Conference honors. Started three games as a sophomore, posting 29/648/6.
Quickly developing receiver who posted excellent numbers in 2005 and impressed in pre-draft workouts. Fast with excellent body control and ability to catch the ball in a crowd. Needs to block better at the pro level and improve his route-running. Should develop into a #1 receiver.
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