Drake Jackson
Linebacker from USC 2021 Draft Profile
Drake Jackson
Height
6-4
Weight
255 lbs
College
USC
Position
LB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Corona CA
91/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank
4.5
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
20
Sol tackles
8

Drake Jackson LB USC Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
  • Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach.
  • Displays nice agility and awareness in coverage. Has the size and speed to be effective rushing the passer.
  • Does a nice job locating the ball and sticking with the play while working off blocks. Physical finisher.
  • Has a filled-out frame with good thickness. Plays at full speed at all times with an active motor and determined quickness in pursuit.
  • Shows the closing burst and footwork to work well in tight areas.
  • Good closing speed with long arms to drag down quarterbacks and running backs.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off blocks from smaller offensive players, gets moved or out-positioned and forced to chase down plays from behind.
  • Needs to use his hands more violently to defeat blocks while coming after the quarterback at the next level.
  • Height leaves him susceptible to cut blocks he must learn to defeat with his hands.

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