Draft Profile: BioMcKinnley Jackson from George County High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Jackson joined Texas A&M after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Jackson saw action in 10 games and played a total of 246 snaps for the Aggies. He recorded only 4 tackles, 8 assists, while adding 2 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 14 total pressures, which included 5 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.
As a sophomore for the Aggies in 2021 Jackson played in 10 games and took part in 326 snaps for the Aggies. He recorded only 9 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 13 total pressures, and 12 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack during the year.
In 2022 as a junior Jackson played in 8 games and contributed on 389 snaps. He recorded 28 tackles, 4 assists while making 23 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 14 total pressures, which included 11 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Quick footed with rare burst for his size. Very good quickness off the snap to split defenders and penetrate the pocket.
- Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
- Gets his big hands up to block passes if unable to beat his man, and follows the quarterback on moving pockets and sniffs out screens.
- Flashes the strength to stack and shed, move down the line to chase running backs in either direction from inside.
- With a powerful lower body and the ability to hold up at the point of attack as a run defender, Jackson is remarkably instinctive.
- Surprising initial quickness off the snap. Relies mostly on a simple bull rush at this point, which is quite effective in collapsing the pocket.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Jackson struggles with leverage off the snap and plays too tall, limiting his effectiveness as a pass rusher.
- Inconsistent in his ability to separate from blocks, however, making him more of a nuisance than a snap-to-snap terror.
- Jackson frequently fails to locate the ball in the run game, too often taking himself out of plays.
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