Nick Jackson
Nick Jackson  LB  Iowa | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Nick Jackson
Height
6-0
Weight
237
College
Iowa
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Atlanta, GA
62.5
Player Rating
33
PositionRank (LB)
4.51
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
110
Sol tackles
51

Nick Jackson LB Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Nick Jackson LB Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.51 seconds (93%*)
Age: 23.5 DOB: 01/05/2001
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (18%*) Weight: 237 (38%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (37%*) Arm: 31 7/8 (41%*) Span: 75 (77%*)
Forty: 4.51 (O) (93%*) Shuttle: 4.22 (HS) (76%*)
Vertical: 33 (HS) (43%*)
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(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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PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.51 seconds (93%*)
Age: 23.5 DOB: 01/05/2001
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (18%*) Weight: 237 (38%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (37%*) Arm: 31 7/8 (41%*)
Span: 75 (77%*)
Forty: 4.51 (O) (93%*) Shuttle: 4.22 (HS) (76%*)
Vertical: 33 (HS) (43%*)
(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: 62.5 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
83%
Pass Rush:
78%
Run Defense:
78%
Coverage:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #350 Position rank: #33
College Games: 54 College Snaps: 3189
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #285 Pos Rank: #46 State Rank: #68
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Ovr Rank: #37 Pos Rank: #47
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Luke Reimer - Nebraska
71%
Forrest Rhyne - Villanova
70%
Antjuan Simmons - Michigan State
61%
Draft Profile: Bio
Nick Jackson from Lovett High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Jackson joined Virginia.

In 2019 as a freshman Jackson saw action in 8 games and played a total of 235 snaps at linebacker for the Cavaliers. He recorded 19 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 9 stops. In coverage Jackson notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 83.9. As a pass rusher, he added 9 total pressures, which included 5 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack on the season.

As a sophomore for the Cavaliers in 2020 Jackson played in 10 games and took part in 648 snaps for the Cavaliers. He recorded decent 74 tackles, 21 assists, while adding 47 stops. In coverage Jackson made one pass breakup, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 135.5. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 24 total pressures, and 16 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 4 sacks during the year.

In 2021 as a junior Jackson played in 12 games and contributed on 796 snaps. He recorded decent 86 tackles, 25 assists while making 47 stops. In coverage Jackson chalked up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 93.0. As a pass rusher, he produced 14 total pressures, which included 10 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Jackson logged playing time in 10 games and logged a total of 626 snaps for the Cavaliers. He also added decent 64 tackles, 27 assists, and 45 stops. While in coverage Jackson made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 107.8. As a pass rusher, he tallied 16 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 5 sacks on the season.

After season's end Jackson transferred to Iowa where as a fifth year senior for the Hawkeyes in 2023 Jackson played 13 games and took part in 807 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He also added decent 67 tackles, 37 assists, and 39 stops. While in coverage Jackson made 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 88.2. As a pass rusher, he tallied 24 total pressures, which included 16 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s rangy and instinctive when he’s looking into the backfield as a zone defender.
  • Jackson chases well in pursuit, and Jackson has the athleticism to play in space if asked to drop into coverage.
  • He can be used as a rangy run defender inside, instinctive when it comes to locating the ball with the quickness to get to it before blockers can react at the second level.
  • He has a compact build, but he is a crafty edge player who is very good against the run. He sets the edge and effectively wards off blocks with a strong core, powerful limbs, and natural leverage.
  • He’s a natural in coverage, with the movement skills of a defensive back in man coverage against tight ends.
  • Jackson shows excellent awareness in coverage when dropping into zone.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Doesn’t play with a physical edge. Jackson too often wants to run around the edge, and Jackson has trouble disengaging when an offensive lineman can get into his frame.
  • Jackson is in a hurry to get upfield but shows poor instincts when locating the ball against the run.
  • While he moves well laterally, he doesn’t always get there in pursuit.

Nick Jackson percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Nick Jackson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
578.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
59.0
*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.