Prospect Profile: Vincent Jackson

Vincent Jackson School: Northern Colorado
Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 241 40: 4.51 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Awarded All-Conference and All-American honors as a senior after leading the team in all receiving categories with 80/1,382/11. Multiple award winner the prior season after numbers of 66/1,462/21.

Positives: King-sized receiver who may ultimately grow into a tight end or H-back. Offers the quarterback a nice target, uses his large frame to outmuscle opponents, and displays both focus and concentration. Extends and then snatches the pass out of the air, displays good eye/hand coordination and is relatively effective running after the reception. Moves well laterally, finding the soft spot in the defense. Sells his routes, comes back to the quarterback and adjusts well to the errant throw. Physically beats down opposing defensive backs to make the reception.

Negatives: Lacks the deep speed, acceleration and more of an underneath or possession wideout. At times goes down easily after the catch.

Analysis: Ultra-productive the past two seasons, Jackson offers good potential at a number of spots in the NFL. Could be used as a king-sized possession or slot receiver for an offense, is also viewed as a "move" tight end. His ability to handle a big step up in competition will determine whether he is a practice squad prospect or a final roster player.

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