Michael Jackson, Cornerback
Michael Jackson is a very physical cornerback at the line of scrimmage and loves to force receivers to the boundary to create a small window at best for opposing quarterbacks to thread the ball through. Jackson does a great job of making the receivers day a living hell because he is a sure-fire tackler.
He has great speed, clocked at 4.46 today at the combine, and makes plays on the ball with ease totaling 10 passes deflected and four interceptions in two seasons as a starter at The University of Miami. Jackson will be a scheme dependent player at the NFL level as he struggles in some zone schemes that don’t have him playing close to the line of scrimmage.
In addition to his fast 40 time, Jackson also recorded a massive 40.5 vertical jump and hit nearly 11 feet on his broad jump; this is elite testing from the Hurricane. If he builds off of the combine with a solid pre-draft process, expect Michael Jackson to go anywhere from the late third round to the early fifth round. Jackson has potential to be a starter for a long time if he finds the right fit as he has the ideal measurable; in Indianapolis at the combine he was officially listed at 6’1 and 210 pounds.