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NFL Draft: LSU's Jackson in top 1O?

Posted on: April 22, 2009 3:01 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2009 5:34 pm
 

Look for LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson to go in the top-10 of Saturday's draft.

Jackson didn't play in the Senior Bowl because his agent told teams Jackson would be a top-10 pick and didn't need to play. Some teams frowned on that. As it turns out, he might be right.

Jackson is one of the few "power" ends in this draft. He can anchor in as a 3-4 end or play tackle in a 4-3, according to some coaches.

That gives him great value. There is talk that the Kansas City Chiefs will take him with the third overall pick. Boy, that's high. Here's why? Most of the time, the 3-4 ends are occupiers. They are there to do the dirty work for the outside rushers and the inside backers. Sometimes that's not the case, such as in New England with Richard Seymour, who is much more than just a body to occupy blockers. Most of the time it is.

Even so, that's high for Jackson. I like him. I like him a lot. But you're talking about drafting an end who will probably never get more than 10 sacks in a season -- and that will be pushing it -- in the top five of the draft. That's a high pick.

Then again, new Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli invented the game. So he must know what he's doing if he picks the guy.

 

 

Category: NFL
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 4:08 am
 

NFL Draft: LSU's Jackson in top 1O?

Sacks aren't everything, they're just stats. Albert Haynesworth didn't have 10 sacks last year, different position, but... What matters is how much of an impact he has on the defense and if that can that translate into more wins. 



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2009 3:29 pm
 

NFL Draft: LSU's Jackson in top 1O?

 If Percy Harvin does not go in the first round as some predict, look for the Jags to trade up in the second round and get him.  He could become their number one receiver.  Percy is also possible if the Jags trade down from their #8 pick in the first round to a lower first round pick.  Jacksonville's wide-receiver coach worked out Percy and likes his skill sets a lot!!  Watch Percy end up in Jacksonville!



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