McKinnley Jackson
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McKinnley Jackson
Texas A&M
Home town
Lucedale, MS
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McKinnley Jackson DL Texas A&M | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

McKinnley Jackson DL Texas A&M
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #359 Position Rank: #64 (DL)
40 time: 4.98 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 325
Overall Rating: 74.0 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #64
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 572
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #98 Pos Rank: #8
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (97.09/100 )
Ovr Rank: #66 Pos Rank: #8
Draft Profile: Bio
McKinnley Jackson from George County High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Jackson opted to join Texas A&M.

In 2020 as a freshman Jackson saw action in 10 games and played on a total of 246 snaps for the Aggies. He recorded 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 on 326 snaps for the Aggies. He recorded 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.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s extremely thick through the lower body, and Jackson uses his natural leverage to win at the point of attack, often requiring a double team.
  • Jackson has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • Quick footed with rare burst for his size. Very good quickness off the snap to split defenders and penetrate the pocket.
  • High-effort, thickly built defender with good strength and the leverage to create a pile. Locates_ the ball quickly and pursues with passion, showing_ good lateral agility while extending the play to the sideline.
  • Jackson shows impressive burst and enough quickness to occasionally threaten the edge as a pass rusher.
  • Quick off the snap in the pass rush, he has violent hands and a good feel for working inside counter moves.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Short arms could lead to problems against NFL-caliber offensive linemen with longer arms able to get into his chest.
  • He’s stiff as an athlete, as Jackson lacks the flexibility to truly threaten the edge.
  • Jackson also shows some stiffness when trying to bend the edge, often getting pushed past the pocket — he seems more comfortable countering back inside.
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