Aaron Colvin

Breakdown:

#14
Class: Senior
Height: 5’11 1/4″
Weight: 186 lbs.
School: Oklahoma
Bio:

  • 2x First-team All-Big 12 (2012, 2013)
  • Jim Thorpe Award Semi-finalist (2013)
  • Second-team Academic All-Big 12 (2013)
  • Three year starter – one year at SS, two years at CB
  • 2013 stats:  55 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 5 TFL and 1 INT

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Colvin accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • The former Sooner was easily the best cover corner on the South squad.  His press technique footwork needs a little work, but his recovery speed is ridiculous.  He’s fluid, moves smoothly and bends athletically.  He’s polished and had a solid first day in Mobile.
  • Colvin suffered a torn ACL on Tuesday during 1-on-1 drills, an unfortunate instance for a guy that was making a significant impact in Mobile.

Report

Colvin missed a pair of games throughout the season, but he showed up in big games for the Sooners in a big way.  Against Texas Tech in the rain, he had a pick, recovered a fumble and finished the game with seven tackles.

He was the most ballyhooed name going into the 2013 season and it was clear Big 12 teams didn’t want to throw his way.  QBs at the Senior Bowl won’t shy away from him, so this is a tremendous opportunity to get in the top five CB rankings with a strong showing in Mobile.

Aaron Donald

Breakdown:

#97
Class: Senior
Height: 6’0 1/2″
Weight: 288 lbs.
School: Pittsburgh
Bio:

  • 2013’s most decorated & accomplished defensive player
  • Rotary Lombardi Award Winner – top interior lineman (2013)
  • Nagurski Award Winner – nation’s best defensive player (2013)
  • Bednarik Award Winner – nation’s best defensive player (2013)
  • First-team All-ACC (2013)
  • First-team All-Big East (2012)
  • 2013 stats:  59 tackles, 11 sacks and 28.5 TFL

Senior Bowl Notes

  • The nation’s most decorated defender accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile
  • Monday was a “show me” day for Donald.  He was matched up with Baylor G Cyril Richardson throughout the practice.  Richardson has four inches on Donald and nearly 50 pounds.  Yet, Donald whipped him all day long.  In run fit 1-on-1 Donald whipped the hulky Baylor Bear.  In pass rush, 1-on-1 Donald literally knocked Richardson on his backside.  During team drills, Donald was so quick off the ball that CSU C Weston Richburg couldn’t even get a hand on him.  Hopefully, Donald will get to face a few of the other North OL throughout the week.
  • One NFL defensive coach I spoke with said, “there are just too many guys who don’t have prototype bodies or size around the NFL who continue to produce on the defensive line” and that “teams have got to just look at how this kid plays – it’s that simple…. his game tape is good.”
  • Donald showed great anchor against double teams and was unblockable in one on one drills, but his size will be an issue as many teams have privately confided that they don’t know whether they can play him on non-passing downs due to his lack of size.

Report

Let’s me be as clear as possible, if Aaron Donald were 6’3″ and 300 pounds, there’s no question he’d be a top ten pick.  But, he isn’t and he won’t be because of it and only for that reason.  He has the full package every defensive lineman craves.  Power.  Quickness.  Feet.  Hands.  Hand placement.  Leverage.  He’s just short…er and small…er.

So what?  He can play.  He’s hellified disruptive, gets into OL quickly, takes away the separation easily, drives OL back into the backfield and is one of a rare breed of playmaking defensive linemen.  He’ll be under the microscope all week long down in Mobile as teams attempt to figure out where he fits best in their particular scheme.  He’ll show that he can play a number of different positions in odd or even fronts, but mainly that he can PLAY.  There’s no measuring stick needed to prove that truth.

Billy Turner

Breakdown:

#77
Class: Senior
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 315 lbs.
School: North Dakota State
Bio:

  • Four year starter, 3x FCS national champion (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • FCS Athletics Directors Association Offensive Lineman of the Year (2013)
  • 2x First-team All-Missouri Valley Conference (2012, 2013)
  • Consensus FCS All-American (2012, 2013)
  • Graded out at 90 percent, hasn’t given up a sack all season

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Turner accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • On Monday, Jaguars offensive line coach George Yarno got into Turner with a butt-chewing a couple of times as Turner failed to execute basic functions of the one-on-one drill.  Turner bounced back with good one-on-one pass pro reps against Deandre Coleman and Brent Urban handled himself well in the scrimmage portion at tackle and guard.
  • During Tuesday’s practice, Turner ad his worst day and perhaps the worst day that any player had at the Senior Bowl.  He struggled with Auburn DE Dee Ford’s speed.  He struggled with Arkansas DE Chris Smith’s whirling dervish, maniacal edge rush.  He struggled with power.  He lost his confidence and it was evident late in practice.

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash – 5.16 seconds
  • Bench Press – 25 reps
  • Vertical Jump – 28″
  • Broad Jump – 9′
  • 3 Cone Drill – 7.92 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle – 4.71 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length – 34″
  • Hand size – 10″

Pros

  • Uses quick, choppy steps in pass pro maintaining a good base
  • Competitive and aggressive up to the whistle
  • Flexible athlete who plays with determination and confidence
  • Able to get into space and make tough blocks on the move
  • Can recover and redirect on 2nd level or as a pass protector

Cons

  • Level of competition is a concern
  • Despite his athleticism, plays frenetically at times
  • Tends to drop eyes and lead with his head too often
  • High-cut with smaller calves and ankles
  • When he is threatened off the edge he seems to forget technique
  • Needs to mix up a vertical set and quick-set as a tackle

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

:23 Strong punch on DE trying to make an inside move
1:03 Plays with aggressiveness in running game
2:43 Patient with his punch as he lets his feet do their job
3:16 Quick off the snap and buries his target
3:50 Outstanding targeting and finishing of 2nd level LB
4:36 Drops head and fails to finish assignment
5:43 Notice how flexible his knees and ankles are while in stance
5:38 Kick step almost non-existent and loses edge

Report

Billy Turner absolutely dominated the competition and was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year by the FCS ADA.  Turner runs like a tackle 15 pounds lighter than the 318 he carries and his long arms allowed him to control the athletically inferior competition across from him.

Turner is a quick-twitch left tackle who has the feet to cut off the edge against speed and the arm length to keeep his hands on pass rushers using counter moves inside.  Turner shows great bend which allows him to play with better leverage.  He’s got plus lateral movement making him a fit for teams looking to attack the boundaries with their run game.

The big problem for Turner is that despite his athletic traits, he was exposed at the Senior Bowl one-on-one drills as a player who lacks the proper technique and confidence to come in and play right away.  While I felt like he had enough functional strength, his in ability to get to edge rushers and redirect them – despite his athletic traits – was a big concern for me and teams I spoke with in Mobile.  His draft grade was likely impacted by at least a round.  His final position might be at guard with a zone team.

CJ Mosley

BREAKDOWN:

#32
Class: Senior
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 232 lbs.
School: Alabama
Bio:

  • 2013 Butkus Award recipient – third Alabama player in history to win the Award
  • 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award Finalist
  • 2X Consensus All-American
  • 2X First team All-SEC, 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2X Alabama Team MVP – also voted Team’s Most Inspirational Player in 2013
  • 2013 Stats: 108 tackles, 9 TFL & 1 Forced fumble

 

COMBINE NOTES

**Combine measurements

  • Vertical Jump – 35″
  • Broad Jump – 9’10”
  • 3 Cone Drill – 7.30 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle – 4.40 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length – 33 3/8″
  • Hand size – 10 3/4″

PROS

  • Feet never stop – excellent technique
  • Excellent in coverage, strong read recognition
  • Feet get him in position to make form tackle, doesn’t lunge
  • Completely in charge of the defense – makes checks to get out of stunts into another blitz
  • Matches slot receiver or back step for step in man coverage, quite impressive
  • Never plays laterally or backwards – always going forward and downhill
  • Explodes through ball carriers – wraps up on contact
  • Patient, doesn’t over pursue
  • Effective out in open field tackling/playing in space
  • Relentless and physical striker
  • Closing speed on quarterback or ball carrier in space is tremendous
  • His ability to find the ball and not get lost behind “trash” is stellar

CONS

  • Does false step on occasion
  • As with all linebackers, needs to be a bit more violent getting off of blocks
  • Got beat on slot WR nod/shake route
  • Gets “locked up” by OL size up front at times
  • Feet were stationary early in the season when he wasn’t fully conditioned
  • Late reacting to draw after clear run designation (resulted in long run early in game)
  • Stands too tall at times which makes it more difficult to redirect
  • Against slot WR, initially in great position, but loses him after taking eyes to QB
  • Will backpedal in pass drop, instead of turning and running

FILM ROOM

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

1:36 explosive to the football – he scrapes and then bursts through the gap to make a play – stellar
2:17 The speed to close on a fast ball carrier like Everett Golson
4:28 play recognition on smoke draw, does not over pursue, redirects and makes TFL
5:44 play action, takes back out of backfield and shadows him (watch top of the screen)

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

0:10 Takes on block, still needs some work shedding more violently, but makes tackle for short gain
0:45 Makes interception, matches RB out of backfield then reads eyes of QB for interception
1:33 Play recognition, sniffs out screen and makes a tremendous play for TFL
3:47 Tennessee’s physical OL got to him a little bit, trying to skate block and got out of position.

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

0:09 The hit on QB after the blitz is legal, physical and a trendsetter early in the game
1:15 All 22 replay – can see his pass pattern recognition but needs to drive on dig when he sees it
1:57 Shows his uncanny ability on the blitz to seek and destroy the quarterback up in the A gap
2:57 Works through the “trash” to find ball carrier and make perfect form tackle – this is spot on.

REPORT

Mosley played an entire season in the middle of the Alabama defense in 2013, something that he was unable to do in 2012 due to an injury he had suffered in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.  That’ll be the major question, in my opinion for Mosley – his health.  A number of Alabama players have come into the NFL with an injury history and Mosley has a similar history that could scare off some teams.  That said, he’s the most instinctive defensive player in the draft.  His ability to read and decipher an offensive gameplan is off the charts and he’s a plus tackler in space.  If he runs well at the Combine and/or his Pro Day, his stock will skyrocket.

In 2012, Mosley looked as fresh and healthy against Notre Dame as he had all season.  And, it showed.  Notre Dame got away from run game early due to Alabama’s big lead and it would’ve helped seeing Mosley take on more blockers.  But, this film shows the whole package for a linebacker ready for the next level.

Against Tennessee’s OL in 2012 knew it had to get a hat on Mosley and the Alabama linebackers.  He didn’t do a poor job against the consistent pounding, but it took a toll by the fourth quarter.  That said, watching him match TE, RB and slot WR in pass coverage is impressive.

Missouri’s offense provides a bunch of different idiosyncrasies and nuances but it couldn’t take advantage of Mosley due in large part to his patience and play recognition.  His ability to play in space and most importantly tackle one-on-one is impressive.

C.J Fiedorowicz

Breakdown:

#86
Class: Senior
Height: 6’5 1/2″
Weight: 265 lbs.
School: Iowa
Bio:

  • First-team All-B1G (2013)
  • Team leading six receiving TDs (2013)
  • Finished his career with a 31 game consecutive catch streak
  • Honorable mention All-B1G (2012)
  • 2013 stats:  30 receptions, 299 yards and six TDs

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Fiedorowicz accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • The former Hawkeye had both good and bad moments in Mobile.  He competed hard and blocked effectively most of the week.  He caught the ball well enough.  However, he didn’t blow teams away and remains a solid late day two/early day three prospect.

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash – 4.76 seconds
  • Bench Press – 25 reps
  • Vertical Jump – 31.5″
  • Broad Jump – 9’8″
  • 3 Cone Drill – 7.10 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle – 4.26 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length – 33″
  • Hand size – 10 1/4″

Report

Newspapers.  Home phones.  Traditional tight ends.  What are things that we used to know?  What are things that died in the 2000s?  What are things we rarely can find in society in 2014?  Okay, so that’s a little over the top, I mean, you can find newspapers on a Sunday, no?

I kid, but the point is that a traditional tight end, as those of us in our 30s and 40s remember them to be, aren’t often found in college football anymore.  But, Iowa had one of the best ones in C.J Fiedorowicz.  Back in the early to mid-1990s, Fiedorowicz may have been an early second round pick, but given the NFL’s movement seemingly away from the hand in the dirt, lined up at Y, more blocking than receiving tight end, he won’t be.

However, the Patriots found a way to make Rob Gronkowski a star and he’s probably the closest comparison to Fiedorowicz already in the league.  He can do a little of everything but “move TE/H hybrid” types will get more acclaim.  But, hey, don’t we all like to read a newspaper every now and again?  You get the point.

Dee Ford

Breakdown:

#30
Class: Senior
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 246 lbs.
School: Auburn
Bio:

  • Ted Hendricks Award Semi-finalist – nation’s best defensive end (2013)
  • Honorable mention All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-SEC (2013)
  • Had three multiple sack games in 2013, one in 2012
  • 2013 stats:  29 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 14.5 TFL and 17 QB Hurries (in only 12 games)

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Ford accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.

Report

Ford had a slow start to his season, missing the first two games of the year with a knee injury.  However, like his team did in College Station, Ford kick started his season during the TexasA&M game when he faced top tackles Jake Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi.

He displayed a mix of power, quickness, toughness and play making skills against the Aggie duo.  In the National Championship game, he showed his quickness and burst on a couple of inside moves and, generally, created mayhem for FSU’s solid tackles.  I think his size may keep him from being completely 4-3/3-4 scheme versatile, but he can wreck shop in a hurry.

The Senior Bowl is a great stage for him to prove he can rush from 3-point or from a stand up position.  If he proves he’s comfortable standing up rushing the QB and dropping in coverage during position drills, he’ll be a coveted asset come May 2014.

James Gayle

Breakdown:

#99
Class: Senior
Height: 6’3 1/2″
Weight: 255 lbs.
School: Virginia Tech
Bio:

  • Third-team All-ACC (2013)
  • 2x Second-team All-ACC (2011, 2012)
  • 22 career sacks
  • 39 career starts
  • 2013 stats:  44 tackles, six sacks and 10.5 TFL

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Gayle accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • On Tuesday, Gayle got chewed out by his position coach early in practice, but bounced back knocking Ohio State OT Jack Mewhort on his wallet in 1-on-1 pass rush drill.
  • The former Hokie DE star injured his arm and missed the rest of Senior Bowl week, unfortunately.

Report

Gayle played his entire career at Virginia Tech as a 4-3 DE.  He’s a relentless, effort player who plays the game the right way.  He never quits on a play, is nasty and physical.  There are others in this class that are more athletic, yet not as productive.

The former Hokie has such a great opportunity in Mobile to prove that he has that athleticism to stand up and play as a 3-4 OLB.  Hokie defensive ends have come into the NFL all having played in the Hokies traditional even front scheme.  Not many have made the transition easily, if at all, to the 3-4 OLB spot.  Gayle should be given that opportunity in Mobile and he has to make the most of it to show he has the slightest bit of scheme versatility.

Jeremiah Attaochu

Breakdown:

#45
Class: Senior
Height: 6’3 1/8″
Weight: 252 lbs.
School: Georgia Tech
Bio:

  • Sixth in the nation in sacks in 2013 (12.5)
  • Georgia Tech’s All-time leader in sacks (31.5)
  • Set a personal career high with four sacks v. Georgia (2013)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Third-team All-American (2013)
  • Moved to DE in 2013 after three years at OLB

 

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Attaochu has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile
  • During Monday’s practice, he played at ILB which I think is a major mistake.  He’s got to be a space player but the experience of playing inside can’t hurt.  But, he’s not really had a chance to show what he can do off the edge.  Hopefully, the Jaguars coaching staff will give him that opportunity to hit the edge Tuesday and/or Wednesday.

Pros

  • Patient and disciplined on backside of runs – playing cutback, counter, reverse and boot
  • Varies up his rush and stance to keep OL/TE guessing
  • Plays down the LOS well
  • Attacks in pursuit with intelligent angles
  • Physically willing
  • Decent use of hands on pass rush
  • Closing speed

Cons

  • Doesn’t burst off the ball consistently
  • First step is slow on occasion
  • Doesn’t play violently
  • Lacks football awareness
  • No pass rush repertoire at all
  • Pass drop skills are completely raw (and at DE in 2013, he didn’t get much work on it)

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

1:46 Watch the closing speed, then watch how he almost pulls off once he gets to QB – strange
2:10 Gets pushed around too much – needs to anchor on the edge
2:45 TE blocks him with ease – no stack and shed ability here at all
3:27 The good and bad – the lateral quickness to avoid TE, then getting mashed by OL

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

0:18 This is why NFL teams will be intrigued – good hand placement, shows speed, closes fast on QB
3:24 Watch entire play – speed to track fast RB, relentless effort to get there and save a TD (saved 4 pts)

Seantrel Henderson

Breakdown:

#77
Class: Senior
Height: 6’6 7/12″
Weight: 331 lbs.
School: Miami (FL)
Bio:

  • Third-team All-ACC (2013)
  • Made eight starts at RT (2013)
  • Started seven games at RT (2012)
  • Nation’s top recruit out of HS in 2010

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Henderson accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • On Monday, I was pleasantly surprised with the way that he used his long arms and natural athletic ability to keep Stanford DE Trent Murphy locked up.  Henderson did fall flat on his face after leaning face first into a run block and that has to be corrected on his part, but As someone who has a much lower grade on Henderson than most, it was a decent start to the week.

Pros

  • Wide frame but doesn’t carry much excess weight
  • Despite his massive size, has decent movement skills
  • Shows the ability to get out and make blocks in screen game
  • Has the length to stymie a variety of pass rushing styles
  • Former basketball player
  • Rare mass and length make him intriguing right tackle prospect

Cons

  • Heavy legged
  • Struggles to recover when beat in pass protection
  • Has a tendency to drop his head and not see what he’s blocking in the run game
  • Tends to play too upright when pass protecting
  • Inconsistent weight distribution and gets knocked off-balance because of it
  • Sluggish with his hand in pass pro
  • Pushes more than “grabs and mauls”
  • Suspended multiple times

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

:40 Outside zone and Henderson has his man blocked initially but can’t stay engaged and loses contact
2:12 Much too stiff-legged with no knee bend allows his man to threaten the edge
4:10 Moves up to 2nd level smoothly and locks up LB
5:04 Despite his length, Henderson gets beat to the punch and then struggles to revover after inside move
7:18 Should be a favorable power block matchup but his man sheds Henderson quickly

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

:12 Excellent job of getting out to the perimeter to help spring TD play on WR screen
1:36 Attempts to excecute a cut-block but doesn’t keep his eye on the target and almost takes out his own teammate
2:30 Good initial step to get up to 2nd level and seal LB, but lacks instincts to take proper angle to get him blocked
3:12 Starts to “gallop” and lets feet get too close together losing a proper base.  Gets knocked off-balance due to it
3:45 Locks onto defenders and drives him off the line of scrimmage with power and driving feet

Report

Seantrel Henderson was widely considered to be the top high school recruit in 2009 and initially committed to USC before being granted a release after they were hit with sanctions.  Henderson is a massive man who doesn’t appear to carry much excess weight on his frame.  His body type reminds me of D.J. Fluker.

Henderson came in with a ton of fanfare but has never lived up to the hype.  Despite his massive size and relative athleticism, he hasn’t been able to dominate and was named to the All-ACC Third Team this season.  Henderson does an average to below average job of properly targeting his defender and establishing proper hand placement so that he can use his physical gifts.  Some of his run game flaws appear to be coachable.  If he can get some flaws corrected, he could be a very capable run blocker.

Henderson’s pass protection will always be a problem as he tends to have too much of his weight distributed to his outside foot when he gets into his pass sets.  This is one of the reasons you see Henderson struggle with balance from time to time.  On the next level, edge rushers are going to be a substantial problem for him and when he oversets (and he will), it will leave him wide open inside and with bull rushes.

Not only has Henderson been disappointing on the field, his actions off the field have lead to suspensions in three consecutive seasons.  Teams are willing to take chances on talented players with suspect character, but Henderson’s character concerns and his average body of work makes his Senior Bowl performance extremely important to his draft stock.

Gabe Jackson

Breakdown:

#61
Class: Senior
Height: 6’3 1/4″
Weight: 336 lbs.
School: Mississippi State
Bio:

  • Second-team All-American (2013)
  • 2x First-team All-SEC (2013)
  • C Spire Conerly Trophy winner – first OL ever to win – top player in Mississippi (2013)
  • Kent Hull Award winner – top OL in Mississippi (2013)
  • 3x SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (2013)

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Jackson accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • Jackson was still heavier than we would have liked, but he carried his weight around pretty well when called upon to move.
  • During team portion, Jackson continues to get his guys blocked except when he’s asked to get across the face of defenders on the backside.
  • He showed an ability to bring his feet with him and finish blocks with power and a strong base.  Overall, he improved his stock in Mobile.

Combine Notes

**Combine measurements

  • 40 yard dash – 5.51 seconds
  • Bench Press – 30 reps
  • Vertical Jump – 29″
  • Broad Jump – 9′
  • 3 Cone Drill – 8.25 seconds
  • 20 yard shuttle – 4.78 seconds

**Arm/Hand Measurements

  • Arm length – 33 3/4″
  • Hand size – 10″

Pros

  • Thick trunk helps him to drop anchor against bull rushers
  • Cant generate power in his punch even in retreat
  • Faced a variety of NFL caliber defensive tackles during his time in college
  • Can control defender’s play side shoulder and turn him
  • Foot quickness is much better when he’s at a lighter weight
  • Good knee bend and general flexibility

Cons

  • Robotic movement in attempts to secure and climb – lacks fluidity
  • Carries excessive “bad weight” which slowed him this year
  • Can be beaten by active, 1-gap DTs
  • Takes inconsistent angles to 2nd level blocks – may lack instincts
  • Has trouble keeping players in his power zone due to slow moving feet
  • Hands will ride outside of the shoulder pads in run game

Film Room

TSV videos provided by Draft Breakdown

: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

Report

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.