Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Josh Jackson

Cornerback
School: Iowa | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 196 | 40: 4.56 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
4.45
Projected Round
1st
Bio: 
First-year starter who was a unanimous First Team All-America selection and led the nation with eight interceptions as a junior, returning two for touchdowns while making 48 tackles and breaking up 18 passes. Combined to make 18 tackles with six pass breakups in his first two seasons with the Hawkeyes.
Pos: 
Terrific cover corner who burst on the scene in 2017. Battles receivers from the snap of the ball, shows a quick transition off the line and stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks. Plays with balance and body control, effectively tracks the ball in the air and shows terrific hands for the interception. Keeps the action in front of him, has a great burst to the ball and effectively times his pass defenses. Possesses nice length and athleticism.
Neg: 
Late to react on occasion. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Not forceful on the blitz.
Analysis: 
Jackson comes off a tremendous junior campaign and moves towards the draft as one of the higher-rated cornerbacks. He possesses the size and upside to develop into a starter at the next level but presently is most effective facing the action and must improve making plays with his back to the ball.