Alaric Jackson

OT, Iowa

  • Conf Big Ten - West
  • Jersey #77
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'6"
  • DOB 07/14/1998
  • WT 320 lbs


    PROS: He's pretty sudden out of his stance, he's got great quickness driving forward on the snap and when encouraged to reset the line of scrimmage. Provides ample power in one on one situations and will be effective in the ground game to collapse the edge. He has strong hands once his hands are set and does a nice job framing blocks when he's pressing forward. He has some recovery strength to settle back down into his haunches and stabilize when faced with power rushes -- he's "country strong". 

    CONS: He's may have to kick inside to guard, considering his two primary weaknesses are tightness through the hips and core and a lack of length. He struggles to offset rush angles on the edge due to labored pass sets and lack of reach to strike first and get rushers off their landmarks. He's pretty quick to flip his hips and bail himself out but does so by compromising his base and ends up chasing a lot of defenders. Opens himself to inside counters by heavy handed defenders. Won't mirror well in pass protection -- lacks the functional mobility to play on the outside on an island.