December 4, 2016

People Are Talking: Tanard Jackson, CB, Syracuse

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Year: Senior Height: 6’0 Weight: 200 40 Time: 4.52 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 4/15/07) – Rank: 50th MDP: 48.0 (6 mocks) Range: 28-58 MFDP: N/A

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 4/15/07)

The mocks see Jackson, a three year starter at Syracuse, as a solid second round pick in what is described as an average cornerback class. The profiles say he’s a smooth athlete with a tough, physical style. Can hammer the receivers at the line and turn and run with them in coverage. A real factor is run support and a sure tackler. Disciplined, in control type, good diagnostician. Top effort guy, outgoing leader. But unfortunately, we can’t leave it there. The fact seems to be that Jackson doesn’t possess the kind of elite speed of the top corners. The thought is that he may be better suited at safety, where he can better exploit his physical style and cover his lack of raw speed. Even more, he’s said to have led a fairly anonymous football life at Syracuse. Simply put, he doesn’t seem to make many big plays. In a 40 game career, he had five picks. But the profiles like his basic tools and makeup and think he’ll be an early contributor in the right system (a defense that leans to the zone). The Pats reportedly hit the Syracuse pro day to look at Jackson.

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