Monday, July 7, 2008

Early Looks: DE Tyson Jackson (LSU)

Deciding to return for his Senior season in 2008 will prove beneficial for DE Tyson Jackson of the defending NCAA Champions Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers. This 6'5 292 pounds left defensive tackle started all 14 games last year and registered 35 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a Junior. Despite having high expectations heading into the 2007 season, many believe that Jackson underperformed, crediting 15 less tackles than as a sophomore and showing inconsistent play on the field. His 15 'quarterback hurries' was a team lead, but he was usually overshadowed by fellow Tigers defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey; the nations top DT and 5th overall pick (Kansas City Chiefs) in last April's NFL Draft.

Jackson heads into the 2008 season as one of the nation's top Defensive Ends. He possesses tremendous speed around the corner, has a long wing span, and demonstrates the combination of size, strength and quickness needed to become either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme DE in the NFL. He will provide leadership on the field for the defending champs but must increase his production and become a more dominate player if he intends to be among the top choices heading into the 2009 draft.

Noteworthy games: Sept 20th at Auburn; Oct 11th at Florida; Oct 25th vs. Georgia

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