Shedrick Jackson NFL Draft

Shedrick Jackson

  • WR Auburn
  • Senior
  • #230
  • 6'2"
  • 202lbs
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern

2021 Season

REC

40

YDS

527

TD

1

YDS/REC

13.175

Prospect Summary

Shedrick Jackson 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Nephew of Auburn legend and 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson
  • Consensus three-star recruit

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: Spread offense with tempo and motion
  • 2022 projected role: Starting WR

Pros: Shedrick Jackson checks the boxes as a height and weight receiver prospect. He is well-portioned with a rocked-up frame. He uses his frame to his advantage versus smaller cornerbacks. His toughness shows as he works for yards after the catch. He has good play strength and contact balance after the catch. He aligns as both the X and Z receiver for the Tigers’ offense. He sells his vertical stems well to stress defensive backs. As a result, it opens space underneath and creates effective double moves. He breaks at the top of his stem on comeback routes with solid hip sinkage to lose defenders. He alternates speed throughout his route stem to manipulate leverage. He locates and settles into the soft spots of zone coverage. He projects best as a possession receiver for an offense with run-after-catch potential. 

Cons: Shedrick Jackson has a limited route tree. He faces more than his share of off-coverage and free releases. His release package needs expanding—he relies on speed to win at the line of scrimmage. His footwork lacks variety to defeat bump-and-run. Improving his break consistency at the top of his in-breaking routes will help create more natural separation. He would benefit from more consistent quarterback play and better usage within the offense to take advantage of his skill set. Although he has the leaping ability, Jackson does not win contested catches. He can stress and sell vertical stems but he is not a burner to consistently take the top off a defense.

Shedrick Jackson NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson