2010 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kareem Jackson

February 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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Kareem Jackson (Alabama)
Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 40 Time: 4.45
The former Crimson Tide corner is entering the draft prematurely, much to the chagrin of coach Nick Saban.  Some would say Saban's objections stem from a true desire to see one of his defensemen grow as a player.  I think he's just upset that he's losing two of the best cornerbacks in the NCAA: Jackson, and his fellow teammate Javier Arenas. 
Jackson is a player who should do very well in the NFL.  He excels at press man coverage and, among other things, has better ball skills than most of the cornerbacks in this year's class.
In his 40 games at Alabama, Jackson amassed 159 tackles, 34 defended passes, five interceptions, two blocked kicks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. 
Jackson is very good at the line, using his hands and long arms to jam the wide out at the line and confuse the timing of the quarterback.  Once the receiver gets ...

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