Report Prepared By Lance Zierlein
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:02 Gets rag-dolled by grab and pull move on his first snap of the game
1:53 Short steps into power position and finishes with authority
2:32 Takes a curious angle and misses block completely
3:10 Picks up T/E stunt, but was a little sluggish getting back to DE which will get him beat in NFL
3:35 Either #99 is one strong SOB or Jackson fails to generate power despite angle on double team"
4:23 Shows off his raw upper body strength by toppling his man
4:54 Can't stop penetration by DT who splits center and Jackson
5:20 Jackson gives up inside hand placement and gets beaten
5:37 Does a nice job of keeping defender at bay with well timed hands
6:04 Is able to torque defender and turn him by dominating play side shoulder in head to head battle
Jackson, like Cyril Richardson, is a phone-booth guard who will do his best work in tighter spaces. Jackson has the knee bend necessary to play with good leverage and does fire out with good pad level on straight-ahead blocks, but gets to high when asked to double team with center or tackle.
To me, Jackson looked heavier and slower in 2013 than he was in 2012 and he simply didn't have the same quickness of foot that I saw previously. While Jackson is never going to flash lateral athleticism, I do think his functional quickness will improve a great deal if he can get below 330 pounds.
While Jackson needs to watch getting his hands outside of his opponent's shoulder pads, he does flash really impressive snatch and torque power almost like you would see from someone with a wrestling background. Jackson features a strong punch with steady hands in pass protection, but he will have issues with twists and quicker 3-techniques he's matched up against.