2018 NFL Draft

Asa Jackson, CB

School: Cal Poly  |  Conference: GWEST
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 191 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 5, 169 - Asa Jackson, CB, 5-10, 191, Cal Poly...Jackson is a small-school corner who lacks ideal size, but runs fairly well and is durable. He can also return punts where he's expected to be an immediate contributor. - The Sports Xchange

03/28/2012 - Cal Poly Pro Day: Jackson has a much more secure chance at the NFL. Scouts from the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers were mainly there to see the 5-10, 191-pound corner, who elected not to run the 40-yard dash after posting a 4.44-second mark at Hawaii's scouting event at the Home Depot Center in Carson earlier this month. Jackson, projected to fall somewhere in the third to sixth round of the NFL Draft in late April, posted a time of 11.57 seconds in the long shuttle run and ran through several individual position drills for scouts, who appeared positive about his performance. "It's good for the program that we've got seven guys out there doing it," Jackson said. "It's something the coaches should be able to take with them and use that to their advantage, saying we are out here trying to put guys in the league. "Some guys made money today, and hopefully, they'll get their name called also." Cal Poly hasn't had many chances to host pro scouts in recent years. In 2009, the year record-breaking receiver Ramses Barden was drafted, a coaching change hurt the chances of hosting a scouting day for what was a talented group of seniors. - Joshua D. Scroggin, San Luis Obispo Tribune

03/16/2012 - Asa Jackson's best mark at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last month was not his sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash time. Nor was it the former Cal Poly football cornerback's impressive 19 reps in the 225-pound bench press -which showed his 190-pound frame packaged plenty of strength with that speed. "He looks thicker right now" than he did during the season, Mustangs head coach Tim Walsh said. "So, to still be able to run like he can and change directions like he can is a good testament to his athletic ability at that position." As Jackson gets ready for the Cal Poly pro day later this month, the Sacramento Christian Brothers High graduate can train easy in his pre-draft home in Arizona knowing the potentially biggest knock about him was settled in one of the less active tests. Jackson was measured at 5 feet, 10 inches tall. "A lot of the scouts I talked to out there, they said, ???Wow, we were just hoping that you weren't 5-6 or 5-7,' " Jackson said. "They were happy to see that I was 5-10." "I've been hearing middle rounds," Jackson said. "I don't know exactly what that means. I just want to get drafted and get an opportunity to play. I just want that opportunity." One of 325 players invited to the scouting combine, Jackson said he informally met with representatives from all 32 NFL teams. He had official 15-minute in-depth interviews with four other teams he preferred not to name. - Joshua D. Scroggin, San Luis Obispo Tribune

03/14/2012 - Of all the "small school" cornerback candidates this year, and there seems to be a ton of them, it appears Asa "Ace" Jackson of Cal-Poly may have distanced himself a bit from the pack. Jackson is a sub-4.5 guy with solid instincts and decent, albeit not great, size. He tracks the ball well, is solid in his backpedal, and and seems to be making a steady move up draft boards. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

03/06/2012 - More than a dozen former Warriors participated in Hawaii's Pro Day workout watched by personnel from 26 NFL teams in Carson, Calif. on Monday. The school moved its annual workout to California in recent years to make it easier for more scouts to attend. Ironically enough, arguably the the top-rated prospect at the event wasn't even a member of the Hawaii football team. Cal-Poly cornerback Asa Jackson was allowed to participate and rewarded scouts with his performance. Jackson, who fully participated in the Scouting Combine, shaved five hundredths of a second off of his 40-yard dash (4.44) from the time he posted in Indianapolis (4.49) and added three inches to his vertical jump (34.5"-37.5"). According to a source on the scene, Jackson also demonstrated very good mobility and burst during positional drills. Jackson is currently rated as the No. 25 cornerback in the 2012 draft by NFLDraftScout.com. He is amongst a strong group of so-called second and third tier prospects that make up arguably the deepest position in the draft. - NFLDraftScout.com

10/22/2011 - Andre Broadous threw for two touchdowns and Cal Poly withstood a late rally to win 23-19 against North Dakota on Saturday. Broadous threw TD passes to Jake Romanelli and Akaninyene Umoh, and James Langford kicked three field goals as the Mustangs (4-3, 2-0 Great West) built a 23-6 lead. Zeb Miller kicked four field goals for the Fighting Sioux (4-3, 1-1), with the last cutting the margin to four points with 7:25 remaining. North Dakota drove to the Cal Poly 39-yard line in the final minute, but backup quarterback Brent Goska's fourth-down pass was intercepted by Kennith Jackson. Romanelli rushed for 93 yards on 24 carries, ending a string of four straight games with at least 100 yards. Goska was 13 of 24 for 206 yards. He had a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jake Miller. - AP Sports

10/16/2011 - Quarterback Andre Broadous scored on a 4-yard run with 45 seconds remaining Saturday, lifting Cal Poly to a 31-27 victory over Southern Utah. The Mustangs (3-3, 1-0 Great West) got the ball after Southern Utah (3-4, 0-3) had taken a 27-24 lead on Colton Cook's 34-yard field goal with 3:22 remaining. Cal Poly marched 70 yards in 10 plays-eight of them runs-as Broadous clinched it with his second rushing touchdown of the game. Jake Romanelli added 101 yards rushing and two TDs for Cal Poly, which rallied for the second straight week after coming back from a 19-10 halftime deficit in last week's 44-25 win over Central Oklahoma. Broadous had 81 yards rushing while also completing 6 of 16 passes for 38 yards. Brad Sorensen was 25 of 42 passing for 296 yards and two TDs for Southern Utah, which led 14-3 in the second quarter and never trailed until the final minute of the game. - AP Sports

09/20/2011 - SEPT 19 GREAT WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: CB Asa Jackson - Cal Poly (5-11, 190, Sr., Sacramento, Calif.)...Pre-season All-American Asa Jackson picked off his seventh career intercention and his second return for a touchdown as he returned a Thomas O'Brien pass 100 yards late in the third quarter to seal Cal Poly's 48-14 win over former Great West member South Dakota State. Jackson's other career interception return for a score was a 47-yarder in 2009, also against South Dakota State. In Saturday's game, the Buck Buchanan Award candidate also recorded eight tackles and four pass breakups. Also Nominated - LB Jordan Glass (UC Davis); DL Ross Brenneman (North Dakota); CB Dion Turner (Southern Utah); DE Tyler Starr (South Dakota) - Great West football

09/18/2011 - Andre Broadous accounted for four touchdowns and Asa Jackson returned an interception 100 yards for a score as Cal Poly defeated South Dakota State 48-14 on Saturday. Broadous completed 12 of 16 passes for a career-high 213 yards, including touchdowns of 29 yards to Jarred Houston and 69 to Mark Rodgers. He also had scoring runs of 1 and 23 yards while rushing for 69 yards on 13 carries. Jackson's interception gave Cal Poly (1-2) a 41-14 lead and tied the school record for longest interception return. Bijon Samoodi also scored on a 46-yard interception return for the Mustangs. Jake Romanelli added 100 yards rushing on 17 carries, including an 11-yard TD run. Thomas O'Brien completed 28 of 45 passes for 376 yards and two scores for South Dakota State (1-2), but the Jackrabbits had just 38 yards rushing. The two teams combined for 967 yards of offense and 50 first downs. - AP Sports

08/23/2011 - Southern Utah's Brad Sorensen, Cal Poly's Asa Jackson, UC Davis' Sean Kelley and North Dakota's Brett Cameron have been honored as the Great West Conference preseason players of the year, announced Monday. Sorensen, the GWC Offensive Player of the Year, is returning after throwing for a school-record, 3,231 yards and 21 touchdowns last season, and led the Thunderbirds to the conference championship. Jackson, the GWC Defensive Player of the Year, is on the Buck Buchanan Award (sponsored by Fathead.com) Watch List and is a three-time All-GWC first-team selection. Jackson compiled 55 tackles and defended nine passes last season at cornerback. - The Sports Nertwork

07/19/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD WATCH LIST: Asa Jackson (CB), Cal Poly, has been named one of 20 defensive players selected to the 2011 Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Buchanan Award is presented to the FCS' outstanding defensive player at the national awards banquet Thursday night, Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas. In June, Jackson was listed as one of the top 10 returning defensive backs for the 2011 season by The Sports Network. Jackson (Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, Calif.) will start at cornerback for the fourth straight year this fall. He had 55 tackles (40 solo), two interceptions and nine pass breakups last fall and averaged 12.6 yards on 17 punt returns. "In my 25 years of coaching, he's the best football player at his position," third-year Mustang head coach Tim Walsh said of the three-time All-Great West Conference first-team defensive back who also earned third-team Sports Network All-American honors last fall. Cal Poly defensive players captured an unprecedented three straight Buck Buchanan Awards in the mid-2000s. Linebacker Jordan Beck earned the award in 2004, followed by defensive end Chris Gocong in 2005 and linebacker Kyle Shotwell in 2006. - Cal Poly football