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Justin Jackson | 0

RB | Northwestern | Detroit Lions
Ht: 5115 / 6' 00" | Wt: 199 | Upd: 03/18/2023


Birth Date: 04/22/1996
Age: 26
Original Team: LAC
NFL Entry: 18 07 251
NFL Exp: 6
Depth Chart Key: UFA
Player Status: Un-Restricted Free Agent
Team History: LAC DET

Player History

05/18 LAC D/C signed
09/18 LAC waived
09/18 LAC P/SQ 1-3
09/18 LAC activated 4
11/20 LAC IR 10
12/20 LAC IR/DFR 14
12/20 LAC activated 14
07/21 LAC Covid-19
07/21 LAC activated
03/22 LAC UFA
08/22 DET UFA signed
08/22 DET T V V
09/22 DET P/SQ
09/22 DET activated 1
09/22 DET P/SQ 2
09/22 DET activated 2
03/23 DET UFA

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JUSTIN JACKSON: Northwestern, 5115 199 4.56. Four-year starter from Carol Stream, IL who received All-Big 10 honors all four years. In his career the ex-Wildcat rushed for 5440 yards, 41 touchdowns, averaging 106.7 yards per game, snared 122 passes for 858 yards and one score, and had a total of 6298 all-purpose yards. Executes everything you want in an NFL back. An edge runner who can skip through traffic between the tackles. Top level lateral quickness with good vision and cutting ability. Has the ability to make defenders miss in close quarters or in space. Demonstrates a quick burst to and through the hole or accelerates around the corner and makes yards after contact with his strong lower body. A 200-pound back who plays like he is 220 pounds. Has a quick hit and spin move that throws tacklers off their game. Picks through traffic and slips tacklers. Impressive shake and bake move in the open field. Sudden inside jump cut move then immediately gets up the field. Jackson was a workhorse back for the Wildcats over his four year career and may be the most underrated back in this draft. He can make people miss, has four years of production, a consistent receiver with good hands and route running ability out of the backfield. He is a good blocker, smart and tough. A Shrine game participant where in addition to showcasing his talent he made two special teams’ tackles in the game. Only one back had a better Combine workout than Jackson - Saquon Barkley. 2017 stats: 1311 yds, 4.6 ypc, 11 TD, 44 rec, 276 yds, 6.3 ypr. OSR:2/29. Third/ fourth round. (A-30 5/8, H-9 1/4, BP-13, SS-4.07).