McKinnley Jackson
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McKinnley Jackson
Height
6-2
Weight
326
College
Texas A&M
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Lucedale, MS
82.6
Player Rating
24
PositionRank (DL)
5.26
FortyYD Time
Sacks
3
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
27
Sol tackles
10

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

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

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.26 seconds (8%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 326 (95%*)
Hands: 10 (55%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (61%*) Span: 80 1/8 (52%*)
Forty: 5.26 (C) (8%*) Ten Yard: 1.78 (C) (16%*)
Vertical: 23 (C) (1%*) Broad: 106 (C) (27%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.26 seconds (8%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 326 (95%*)
Hands: 10 (55%*) Arm: 33 7/8 (61%*)
Span: 80 1/8 (52%*)
Forty: 5.26 (C) (8%*)
10 Yard: 1.78 (C) (16%*)
Vertical: 23 (C) (1%*) Broad: 106 (C) (27%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 82.6 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
46%
Pass Rush:
74%
Run Defense:
81%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #121 Position rank: #24
College Games: 40 College Snaps: 1391
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%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Keondre Coburn - Texas
70%
Mazi Smith - Michigan
69%
Byron Young - Alabama
58%
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 just 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 just 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.

In 2023 as a senior Jackson logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 430 snaps for the Aggies. He also added 12 tackles, 7 assists, and 15 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 14 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Jackson has an excellent feel for working off blockers and knowing how and when to counter as the play goes on.
  • Penetrates through gaps, often forcing running backs to elude him or the back end of the offensive lineman he's pushing before they even reach the line.
  • Despite a bowling-ball build, Jackson has good feet and agility, capable of working laterally down the line of scrimmage in pursuit.
  • Flashes exciting burst off the snap to penetrate. Can slip through gaps with his get-off and is an intimidating force for quarterbacks to avoid.
  • 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.
  • He has a compact build, but he is a crafty edge player who is very good against the run. Jackson sets the edge and effectively wards off blocks with a strong core, powerful limbs, and natural leverage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Jackson doesn’t move well laterally and doesn’t have a lot of range when it comes to pursuing on the backside.
  • While Jackson has violent hands, he uses them too inconsistently. He tends to let blockers get into his chest, and he’ll waste time hand fighting due to a limited array of pass rush moves.
  • Jackson doesn’t have the skill set to bend around the edge; he’ll have to attack gaps as a pass rusher.

McKinnley Jackson percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate McKinnley Jackson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
95.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
30.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.