Full Name: Tarvaris Jackson School: Alabama State Pos: QB
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 226 40: 4.69 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Second-team All-Conference selection who totaled 60.9%/2,941/29/5 as a senior.
Pos: Athletic passer who took his game to another level last year. Displays improved field sense, has a strong arm and drives the ball into targets. Puts air under corner patterns and lets receivers run to the ball. Displays toughness running the ball, escapes the rush and loses nothing throwing on the move.
Neg: Erratic with his accuracy and usually high off the mark or behind receivers. Shaky under pressure, rarely sets his feet and takes off out of the pocket too quickly.
Analysis: A developmental prospect who could be stashed on a practice squad, Jackson still needs a season or two to complete his game.
Tarvaris Jackson Analysis
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