2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about EDDIE JACKSON: Alabama, 6003 201 4.55. Three-year starter from Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Two years at safety and one year at cornerback. Selected as one of the permanent team captains for the Tide in 2016. The leader of the secondary on the best defense in the country. Started his career as a corner but tore an ACL in the spring of 2014. Returned in the fall and started 10 of 11 games at corner, moved to safety in the spring of 2015. After a third-team All-American performance in 2015, Jackson entered his senior season tabbed as one of the top safeties in the nation. His season was cut short after breaking his leg a little past the halfway point, however. Very confident and reliable in any kind of coverage role. Loose and open hips with quick feet. Easy change of direction with the short area burst to close a gap in a hurry. Will come down hard on a ball carrier. Wrap up tackler who is reliable in space. Has the speed to chase receivers down from behind. Can catch up when beaten. Lateral range is from midfield to sideline pretty easily. Adds return ability to his arsenal. Creative and savvy with the ball in his hands. Slender frame that may have a hard time holding up with his physical style of play. Lacks impact as a hitter. Won’t enforce the middle of the field. Gets driven back by downhill ball carriers. Loses balance when initially turning to defend the deep ball. Not completely aware and instinctive in deep coverage. Has moments of looking very raw at the position. He has above average movement for the position, but may lack the physical presence to be a multi-threat factor. Would be a very good complement to an enforcer but still needs to develop his inconsistent skill set and add some bulk. He has starter potential. 2016 stats: 24 T, 2.5 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 INT, 253 return yards (2 TD). Medical exclusion at Combine, left leg. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/4, VJ-DNP, SS-DNP).