Eddie Jackson
Projection
Round 4-5
Grade
B
6.50
Potential Starter

Eddie Jackson

Safety
Alabama
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 201
  • 40-Yard: 4.53
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good height and excellent length. Very good athlete who can turn and run and transition. Better than adequate speed for a safety. Has some man cover skills and good awareness in zone. Solid hands. Willing run-support player. Returns punts. Smart and instinctive, reads things well.

Weak Points

Has had two major injuries: a torn ACL suffered in April 2014 and a broken leg in 2016 (Game Eight). Not the banger some past Alabama safeties have been. Played corner early in his career and couldn't hold up as a top cover guy. Is an average tackler.

The Way We See It

Has to get by the medical people. A smart safety who can line everyone up and play smart. Has to be a free safety. Shows range to the sideline in zone and takes good angles. Can cover backs and tight ends in man. Not a top run-support guy and not a big hitter, but he gets the job done. An eventual starter at free safety. He's serviceable but not special.