Prospect Profile: Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson School: Oklahoma
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 245 40: 4.65 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who posted 37/10/8 as a senior. Burst onto the scene as a sophomore when he totaled 56/12/6.

Positives: Athletic collegiate defensive end who projects nicely to outside linebacker in a 34 defense. Disciplined, displays good instincts and makes plays in all directions. Breaks down well, rarely off his feet and moves laterally with speed. Plays with excellent pad level, keeps his feet moving and quickly alters his angle of attack. Gives top hustle, fast off the edge and effective in space.

Negatives: Lacks top first step quickness. Easily handled at the point by a single blocker or taken out by tight ends.

Analysis: After an outstanding sophomore campaign, Jackson's play seemingly leveled off the past two seasons. Fell out of favor with scouts yet a legitimate prospect whose athleticism gives him a good degree of upside potential.

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