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NFL Draft Profile - Tyree Jackson

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The NFL draft is coming up quickly and you may have a chance to see three or four Bulls get their name called this year. Among other places you can watch this years NFL draft on ESPN+.

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Probably the biggest name to play for the Buffalo Bulls since Khalil Mack, Tyree Jackson, a 6’7 (!!!!) quarterback with a strong arm is one of the more interesting draft prospects this season. In his senior season, Jackson relied heavily on the deep ball, and it paid off as he totaled 3131 yards and 28 touchdowns. He was slowed a bit when his number one receiver, NFL probable WR Anthony Johnson was hurt, but he was still able to put up big numbers. Jackson has mobility and a strong arm and in what is seemingly a weak QB class, could be an interesting developmental player for one team.

Why should you want your NFL team to go after Jackson?

If you’re a team like the Saints, Patriots, Giants or Chargers and have an older veteran quarterback, Jackson is the guy you want. His arm strength is massive as Bulls fans saw him connect on passes 50+ yards every game. He can be mobile when he has to be and his size alone could make him elite. He would be a bit of a developmental project which would be a great time for him to learn behind an elite veteran passer and eventually lead a team.

What might you worry about with Jackson:

Jackson seems to have accuracy issues which really flared up during the post season last year. He seemed to want to force balls which could have been a direct result of needing to put up stats to impress NFL scouts. However the good news is strong arm QBs with some accuracy issues tend to do fine with NFL coaching. Look at Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen for a few examples.

Projection

Most projections have Jackson being a day 2 pick in the third round. This feels like a comfortable spot for Jackson who as stated would be a development project. Aaron Rodgers sat for years behind Favre and he’s turned out well, so don’t think of this as a negative. Look for Jackson anywhere between late second and fourth rounds.

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