Photo of Dominick Jackson

Combine Results

Grade
5.3 ?
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 313LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Jackson was one of the top junior college players in the country at the College of San Mateo in 2013, dominating his competition at the guard position on an every-play basis. Although he played as a reserve in first year with Alabama, he made the field as a blocking back in goal-line situations because of his athleticism and willingness to take on defenders in the hole. Jackson's run blocking as the Tide’s starting right tackle in 2015 lived up to the hype, and he was solid enough in pass protection as well to be named second-team All-SEC. Jackson's versatility will be valued by NFL scouts.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.4 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Has the bubble and lower leg thickness teams look for from guards. Showed improvement throughout the season. Good natural strength. Plays with desired pad level out of snap. Rarely gets pushed around by pure power. Has natural anchor to absorb a blow from downhill linebacker and maintain contact balance. Has power in trunk to build a wall when he gets his man sealed off in run game. Excels in short pull game, stalking and leveraging his second level targets. As base blocker, keeps hands inside framework of defender and looks to latch on. Shows some ability to redirect and recover rather than taking a loss when losing early in run rep. Adequate initial quickness with understanding of angles. Patient combination blocker when needed. Plays with a sturdy base and better body control than expected. Keeps head up and out of his pass sets and has the anchor and arm extension to hold up to bull rushers from guard position. Shows room for continued improvement.

Weaknesses

At times, more of a positional blocker than drive blocker. Allows base to narrow as drive blocker. Doesn't always play to his power potential. Too content to engage and push rather than impose his will on opponent with booming impact at point of attack. As run blocker, hands can fly open a little on second level blocks. Has some hip tightness that limits his athleticism. If he's not tight with footwork and angles, he can’t win. Needs to engage with more aggression on second level. Will allow linebackers to escape his clutches. Doesn't have the feet necessary to be an NFL tackle in pass protection. Average change of direction against pass rush. Scouts question his ability to process quickly against blitzes and twists if he moves to guard. Can be lethargic with initial punch opening door for crafty pass rushers. Short arms for the position. Needs to use faster, jabbing punch. Not athletic enough to recover as pass blocker when beaten.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

John Jerry

Bottom Line

Scouts are picking holes in his game, but the tape shows a player who consistently performed his job and who improved throughout his first season as a starter. Jackson lacks the athleticism and length to play tackle and will likely have to bump down inside, but with his thick trunk, core strength and body control, Jackson should be able to come in as a backup and may be an eventual starter in the league.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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