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too often he relies on his arm to deliver passes, throwing flat-footed or even falling backwards. as such, his passes sail slightly and force receivers to adjust, limiting run-after-the-catch potential. possesses a relatively spindly build for quarterback with narrow shoulders and hips which limit the amount of "good weight" he will be able to add. -- rob rang 12/16/2017
For all of the gains Jackson has made as a passer, he remains quite raw in comparison to some of the other top quarterbacks in 2018, too often failing to show the anticipation to deliver passes before his receivers make their breaks. Further, while his accuracy has improved from a statistical standpoint, Jackson shows just average overall ball placement, currently lacking the consistency to "throw his receivers open" against tight coverage.
Possesses a lean, athletic frame with room for at least another 10 pounds of added muscle mass, especially in his limbs. An exceptional athlete for quarterback and a legitimate NFL-caliber athlete regardless of position. Possesses rare straight-line speed, including the breakaway speed to destroy pursuit angles and has the agility to make defenders look silly in the open field.
hall of fame qb fran tarkenton, vikings. though jackson's cleanest comparison is undoubtedly to vick, among the current hall of famers, tarkenton's improvisational skills and big plan panache (372 career touchdowns include 32 runs) are most similar to jackson's. further, when the inevitable questions about jackson's slim build arise, recall that tarkenton - an 18-year veteran and nine-time pro bowler - measured in at just 6-0, 190 pounds.
IN OUR VIEW
boasts a rocket for an arm, easily tossing the ball 50+ yards with a simple flick of the wrist and showing the ability to drive the ball through traffic without a windup or step into his throw. steady improvement over his three starting seasons in terms of accuracy, jumping from a 54.7% completion rate in 2015 to 56.2 (2016) and 60.4 (2017) with notable development as a touch passer, including on short passes to the flats, intermediate tosses down the seam and deep fades toward the pylon - critical throws in today's nfl.
Improved recognition of his secondary targets, showing greater patience to sidestep the rush and keep his eyes downfield rather than simply tucking and running. Despite questions about his frame and the number of hits absorbed, Jackson missed just one game (Syracuse, 2015) due to injury at Louisville. Publicly lauded by Petrino for developing into a more vocal leader in 2017. Voted a team captain in 2017. - Rob Rang 12/16/2017
Played for Rick Swain at Boynton Beach High School
4-star prospect in the state of Florida
rated the nations No. 8 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 31 player in Florida, according to 247Sports.com
rated as the No. 30 player at his position nationally and No. 8 in the South Region by Scout.com
rated the Sun Sentinels No. 5 prospect in Palm Beach County
was named to the Class 6A Florida All-State first team as a utility player. Capped off his standout high school football career by winning Palm Beach Countys top honor after being named the Lou Groza Awards High School Player of the Year during a banquet at the Kravis Center
became the first Boynton Beach player to win the award, which has been handed out annually since 1992
team finished 9-2 and advanced to the Class 6A regional quarterfinals
was also named to the Sun Sentinels preseason Super 11. Rushed for 237 yards on 14 carries as part of a team high 606 rushing yards to lead Boynton Beach to a 64-29 victory over Lake Worth
scored on a diving 6-yard touchdown run with six seconds to play to win a 63-58 District 15-6A shootout
delivered passing for 346 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 146 yards and five touchdowns for Boynton Beach. Played for the South squad in the 60th Annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic in Orlando
finished the 2014 season with 1,293 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, and 1,039 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns
passed for 1,740 yards and 25 touchdowns and ran for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior
passed for seven touchdowns, including a run for four in two games of the season.
Son of Felicia Jones
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