Dexter Jackson Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2008 Prospects > WR > Dexter Jackson

Dexter Jackson Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Div I-AA
School: Appalachian State Mountaineers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #2
Height & Weight: 5'9 - 178 lbs.
Drafted 2.27 in 2008 by TB

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian State

Jackson played as a true freshman for Appalachian State in 2004. He grabbed 17 passes for 239 yards with one TD, also returning 22 kicks for 394 yards with an impressive 17.9 yards per kick return. He started seven of fourteen games during his sophomore season, when he had 30 catches for 449 yards and five TDs. He also returned kicks and punts for more than 400 yards. During the 2006 season, Jackson started nine of fifteen games. He grabbed 33 balls for 470 yards with three TDs. Again, he returned kicks for 369 yards and two more TDs. He was named to the All Southern Conference First Team squad as a kick returner. Jackson had 30 receptions for 688 yards, with a personal high of eight TDs, during the 2007 season and was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game where he dazzled scouts with his crisp route running and impressive speed. Jackson is a very athletic player who possesses great natural speed (4.40-40). He has a quick and smooth release from the line and is also very quick getting in and out of the break. He can create good separation. He also has smooth body control, with soft and reliable hands. He is also a good kick returner. Although he has tremendous speed, sometimes he does not play up to it. He is undersized and is not an effective blocker. He could have trouble getting separation from the line due to below average strength. He is still very raw at this moment. Jackson improved his draft stock tremendously during the Shrine's practice week workouts. He also played very good in the game itself. All that said, Jackson is still a work in progress. He needs better coaching and more effort if he is to make it at the next level. He was probably a priority free agent before the East-West game, now he projects as a late six rounder pick. Jackson's best opportunity to make an NFL roster has to be as a kick returner or slot receiver.

Last Updated Feb-13-2008 by Raul Colon

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