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Exclusive Draft Profile: Tyson Jackson

January 6, 2009

Tyson Jackson is currently one of the top senior Defensive Ends in the NFL Draft and has been a solid player for LSU for multiple years. Jackson is very different among a lot of Defensive Ends in the way that he plays the game and you can learn more by reading more on this draft profile…

Tyson Jackson Breaks a Block

Tyson Jackson Breaks a Block


Name: Tyson Jackson

Position: Defensive End

School: LSU

Height & Weight: 6-5 / 290

Class: Senior

What I Think: Tyson Jackson is an interesting prospect and will be a high pick in this years draft. Jackson is powerful with excellent strength and simply tough and physical. Jackson isn’t as strong as his other Defensive End counterpart Brian Orakpo but is still one of the strongest players in the draft, period. He is the perfect balance of strength and speed with a good motor and a fantastic burst. He is a terrific ball rusher and is one of those few Defensive Ends who are all over the field. Jackson does have a few weaknesses though. He has only average timed speed. He does seem fast on the field though. He does have questionable instincts and awareness. He is just an average pass rusher and will not have as many sacks as he will tackle for losses on Running Backs. He will dominate Running Backs and would be a great addition to any team with a weak run defense. That is what makes him so different. He is the only elite pass rusher on defense. In his Junior season he was teamed with Glenn Dorsey to give LSU one of the most intimidating defensive fronts in college football. Also in his Junior season he capped it off with a sack for a 9-yard loss and a forced fumble in LSU’s win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game. Twice he was named 2nd Team All-SEC (’06 & ’07). Jackson will probably come as a five-technique in a 3-4 scheme but could also play end or tackle in a 4-3 front as well. 

Draft Grade: A

One Comment
  1. April 13, 2009 4:53 PM

    i dont think dan snyder will draft a o-lineman for their first pick. i dont think they would need to right now anyways, heyer will be the RT for the redskins for many years but they will need a replacement for samuels soon and im sorry to say they might need a replacement for jason campbell if he doesnt have a good season this year. tim tebow might be the ansewer next year but tyson jackson is a great pick all around DE and a good fit for the redskins.

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