McKinnley Jackson
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McKinnley Jackson
Height
6-2
Weight
325
College
Texas A&M
Position
DL
Class
Junior
Home town
Lucedale, MS
75.9
Player Rating
42
PositionRank (DL)
4.98
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
37
Sol tackles
23

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

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

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.98 seconds (46%*)
Overall Rank: #330 Position Rank: #42 (DL)
Height: 6-2 (16%*)
Weight: 325 (95%*)
Weight: 325 (95%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.98 seconds (46%*)
Overall Rank: #330 Position Rank: #42 (DL)
Height: 6-2 (16%*) Weight: 325 (95%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 75.9 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
54%
Pass Rush:
69%
Run Defense:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #42
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 961
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #98 Pos Rank: #8
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 95/100
Ovr Rank: #66 Pos Rank: #8
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.9 (97%)
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. 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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How other scouting services rate McKinnley Jackson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
257.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
102.0