Jackson added to the practice squad

A former sixth round pick of the Seattle Seahawks, tight end Tony Jackson was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on Thursday.

With the 22nd pick in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Iowa TE/FB Tony Jackson. After being released by the Seahawks he went to camp with the New York Giants.

SCOUT.COM PLAYER OVERVIEW:

Tony Jackson
School: Iowa
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 266 40: 4.82 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Former special teams player who moved into the starting lineup as a senior and posted 7/82/1. Seattle quite possibly has him projected as a fullback who can bust the wedge on special teams.

Positives: Good athlete with limited production on the college level. Breaks down well and is a solid position blocker who stays square and seals defenders from the action. Works hard and displays good blocking awareness. Fluid releasing off the line of scrimmage, displays soft hands and adjusts in mid-air for the catch.

Negatives: Rarely involved in the passing offense and must learn to make himself an available target. Must improve his blocking strength.

Analysis: Jackson possesses adequate size/speed numbers for the position, yet must quickly improve his game. Practice squad participant who will need time to develop.


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