Jason’s Official 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Northwestern RB Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern

Scouting Report:

Jackson finished his career at Northwestern, where he played in 51 career games, had 1142 carries, for 5440 rushing yards, and 41 rushing touchdowns. He also had 122 receptions, for 858 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. He has good size, he has good speed, he has good vision, and is a tough runner. He makes defenders miss with ease, he breaks tackles, and is tough to take down. He is a patient back, he runs over defenders, is a tough nosed player, and a good blocking back. He was a workhorse back for Northwestern, he is a solid pass catching back, a scoring machine, and has good instincts. He also is an offensive play maker, a dynamic play maker, and he waits for holes to open, and attacks them. On the other hand, while he has good speed, he does not have elite running back speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Jackson as a late round pick, with a chance of going undrafted.