Deon Jackson
Running Back from Duke 2021 Draft Profile
Deon Jackson
Height
6-0
Weight
220 lbs
College
Duke
Position
RB
Class
Senior
Home town
Atlanta GA
54/100
Player Rating
58
PositionRank
4.41
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
682
Rush AVG
4.2
Rush TDs
5
Receptions
85
Rec YDs
85

Deon Jackson RB Duke Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Has the feet and feel running between the tackles and in the open field. He has very good vision and patience to pick through defenses.
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
  • Solid receiver in the flat, capable of running through tackles on the edge to move the chains. Flexible enough to catch passes thrown behind him.
  • Has sneaky speed but won't always get to the corner. Runs low through the hole with size and strength to move the chains as an interior runner. Has a strong stiff-arm and spin move to slip defenders. Best in goal-line situations finds another level of determination.
  • Well-built with a thick frame and powerful lower body which keeps his legs pumping through contact. Patient behind the line of scrimmage, allowing blocks to create openings, and looks for cutback lanes with accurate vision. Hits the hole hard and runs with power to get the tough yards and a physical attitude.
  • Quick feet with good vision to pick through defenses. He has solid hands and body control and is a reliable receiver.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Compact build with a thick upper body and leg strength. Runs hard and with balance, is a patient runner who makes subtle, energetic cuts to make up for his modest explosiveness.
Weaknesses
  • Goes down too easily upon contact and needs to do a better job staying on his feet and anticipating hits. Needs to be more of a finisher and run with more purpose and determination.
  • A tall, upright runner who lacks great power as a runner. Not a quick-twitch athlete and is forced to gear down too much. Not very loose throughout his frame; looks tight redirecting. Will dance and leave his feet instead of taking what's there.

How other scouting services rate Deon Jackson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
240.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
29.0