Mike Jackson, CB, Miami
An in-state prospect could add a world of potential at a late round cost for the Buccaneers. Mike Jackson from the University of Miami never lived up to the hype in college, but has the frame to become a lockdown corner at the next level.
At nearly 6’1 and a massive 210 pounds, Jackson still managed to run a 4.45 second 40 yard dash and hit over 40 inches in the vertical jump, ranking him in the 92nd percentile in the cornerback class. He also ranked in the 92nd percentile in the broad jump, and is in the 70th percentile or above in all of his measurements.
Jackson had a great Junior season, recording four interceptions, breaking up an addition four passes, and 43 tackles from his corner spot. In 2018, he played well but did not match the production of the year before, recording six passes knocked down, two and a half sacks, and three tackles for loss. He did not record an interception as a Senior.
In a depraved secondary, the Buccaneers have signed only one outside player at safety in Kentrell Brice and have made no moves for a cornerback in free agency. Mike Jackson could be a late round option in Tampa Bay.