Jackson was a two-year starter at receiver who has the speed to contribute early at the next level, likely working out of the slot. He runs good routes and is a polished all-around receiver. Jackson has value for a team looking for a solid NFL-ready backup who will likely contribute on special teams.
Jackson runs good routes. He is a good reactor when jammed initially but won't initiate contact. He uses his hands quickly and well, and can shake a corner at the line to gain an advantage early. He isn't the best separator in-phase, so he wins many of his routes at the line. He can catch nearly any ball thrown his way and is great to adjust. He is a long strider but adjusts well and is able to put slight moves on defenders with the ball in his hands. He is inconsistent but mostly effective as a blocker.
Jackson has to rely mostly on instincts to win routes early. If he doesn't win off the line, he has a tough time separating at the top of routes and usually will only make the play if a good ball is put on him. He understands how to throttle down against zone coverage and is fairly aware of his surroundings, but he is not an explosive playmaker and could easily get "washed out" at the next level unless he is placed in a favorable situation.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.