Dane Jackson Scouting Report
Summer Scouting Report
Decent long speed once he gets into a stride. Almost ran down Travis Etienne. Patient and composed backpedal coming off the line. Looks like his listed size of 6’0” and 190 pounds. Gets his head back around to find the football when he is working vertically. Able to keep step for step with most guys downfield even though he isn’t a high level athlete. Active hands along the route and at the catch point. Won’t open up his hips early and put himself into a bad situation. Backpedal may need some more depth to it. Comfortable working half-turn. Reads the quarterback well and gets going immediately once he spots the release coming. Click and close isn’t special but it’s pro caliber. Has the hand eye coordination to make an impact when the ball is in the air. Decent length. Tackling accuracy and range isn’t great. Played some nickel but his best role is likely on the outside as a pro. Held his own against Clemson’s wideouts. Ankle biter tendencies will get him in trouble in the open field. Not afraid of involving himself with the pile. Tape is likely going to be better than his testing. Questionable recovery speed. Run defense angles get rough. 6th Round Summer Grade.