Once again, the Giants land themselves a player with a high football IQ who was also a team captain in his final season with the Fighting Irish. And, once again, they land a versatile player who has significant experience on Special Teams. In fact, he was named the Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year in 2013.
Jackson, a New Jersey native, originally joined the Fighting Irish as a wide receiver, but eventually converted over to cornerback where he rooted himself and excelled.
“He’s a corner with some length,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said of Jackson. “He’s got to get stronger. He’s got some pretty good movement skills. He’s not an elite speed guy so he’ll have to use his length on the outside to compete. I think he’s probably going to be a mid-to-late pick.”
Jackson now joins a very crowded Giants secondary that has seen the additions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond III and Zack Bowman to go along with Prince Amukamara, Trumaine McBride, Jayron Hosley, Charles James and a handful of others.
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