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NFL Draft Report

By Joe Buscaglia

CB Asa Jackson, Cal Poly

Asa "Ace" Jackson, #2
Cal Poly
5'9", 193 lbs., 22 years old
Sacramento, CA
2011: 54 tackles, 2 INT, 7 PBU
2010: 55 tackles, 2 INT, 9 PBU, FF
2009: 48 tackles, 2 INT, 6 PBU, FF
2008: 42 tackles, 2 INT, 10 PBU, 3 FF


- A solid closing burst and speed to keep up with all the routes and receivers.
- Excellent change of direction skills.
- Displays good ball skills in undercutting the route and meeting it at it's highest point. A threat to return it for a TD every time.
- Punt and kick return specialist for the Mustangs.

- Level of competition. Will he be able to do the job consistently in the NFL?
- Size. Below average at 5'9" might force him inside and limit his potential to only a nickel corner.
- Simply average at tackling. Can bring down the ball carrier on his own, but most times needs a crowd to come help out.

Special Notes:
- Turns 23 in December.
- Impressive against high level wide receivers according to a few accounts at Senior Bowl practices.
- "Nurses abandoned and injured penguins back to health through Arctic ASPCA" according to his player bio.

Projection: 4th to 5th round
- The size and level of competition will be the biggest things working against him. It's now up to Jackson to ready himself for a huge week at the NFL Combine. A solid week can catapult a smaller school player up draft boards.

Twitter: @JoeB_WGR

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