May 01, 2021
With the 191st pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Coastal Carolina DE Tarron Jackson.
Jackson is a short, thick pass rusher with 18 sacks his last two seasons (23 games) at Coastal Carolina. He is known as a power rusher with hand fighting ability, and (Andy Reid alert!) a high motor, which are sort of a necessary traits given his lack of height. A highlight reel:
Jackson reminds me a little of Brandon Graham, in terms of stature, energy, style of play, and versatility to rush from the inside on occasion. He'd be a logical fit to back up Graham at LDE, where he can learn behind the 11-year vet. The Eagles' depth chart at DE now looks something like this:
|RDE||Derek Barnett||Josh Sweat||Joe Ostman|
|LDE||Brandon Graham||Tarron Jackson||Matt Leo|
Jackson is good value in Round 6.
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