He didn't play out of the slot often at Mizzou, as he was often working from the outside where mismatches were created thanks to the emphasis on covering the highly regarded tight end in the offense, Michael Egnew. Jackson has value to a team looking for a solid NFL-ready backup who will likely be willing to contribute on special teams.
He uses his hands quickly and well, and he can shake a corner at the line to gain an advantage early. He isn't the best separator in-phase, so he wins many of his routes at the line. He can catch nearly any ball thrown his way and is great to adjust. He is a long strider but adjusts well and is able to put slight moves on defenders with the ball in his hands.
He is inconsistent but mostly effective as a blocker. He is knowledgeable of how to work out of the slot and likely will be called on to do this at the next level.
He understands how to throttle down against zone coverage and is fairly aware of his surroundings, but he is not an explosive playmaker and could easily get "washed out" at the next level unless he is thrusted into a favorable situation."
He runs the out with good sharpness, extends his arms well, can create after the catch and is shifty with the ball in his hands. He isn't real powerful and isn't going to break any tackles, but can side-step defenders and accelerate into the open field.
Not as sharp as a vertical route runner, as he tends to roll into his breaks, but he accelerates well, finds soft spots over the middle of the field vs. the zone and can go up and snatch the football.
However, he struggles when defenders want to get physical with him. He has a tendency to skip off the line of scrimmage and lacks the physicality to routinely absorb contact and continue into his route.
Exhibits decent short area quickness when setting up defenders, but can routinely be easily re-routed off the line or just re-routes himself running around defenders.
He struggles to shrug off physical corners down the field and even if he gains a step, he doesn't have the kind of natural strength to keep a corner in his back pocket, maintain concentration and pluck the football. Allows the ball to get into his body too often over the middle of the field and doesn't routinely securely snatch the throw.
Impression: He's a thin wide out who lacks strength and isn't going to handle NFL corners on the outside. Has the straight-line speed and quickness to create inside, but isn't overly dynamic or quick in and out of his breaks and looks like a fringe roster guy only."
Could require patience but has some upside and is probably best served learning the flanker position initially."