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Joe Jackson | Defensive End

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 258

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Pro Football Focus lists Miami junior DE Joe Jackson and sophomore Jonathan Garvin as the second best edge rushing combination in college football.
The only duo that ranks higher than Jackson and Garvin is the superstar tandem of Rashan Gary and Chase Winovich at Michigan. The Miami duo has been outstanding, with Jackson being the star in terms of rushing the passer with 28 quarterback pressures and five sacks. Garvin has been a quality rusher himself, and has one of the best run defenders on the edge. Jackson (6'5/265) could be an NFL player next year, while Garvin (6'4/235) is a player to watch for the 2020 class. Oct 19 - 8:11 PM

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Miami junior DE Joseph Jackson had a forced fumble and an interception on Thursday's game against UNC.

Jackson (6'5/265) wasn't just a splash playmaker. The defensive end was credited with four quarterback pressures, three hurries, and a sack by Pro Football Focus. That production gets NFL scouts all fired up. The junior "fits the physical profile of an NFL defensive end" according to CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso. With a good start to the season, Jackson is on the Day 2 radar with a chance to sneak into the later portion of the first round if he continues to make noise on the field.
Sep 30 - 3:54 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso said Miami junior DE Joseph Jackson "fits the physical profile of an NFL defensive end."

Jackson (6'5/265) has "heavy hands" and "utilizes a nice rip move on the outside and showed flashes of an inside club move as a counter, but he's not a polished hand technician yet," Trapasso mentions. He could garner 1st round consideration if "he showcases a more refined skill set getting after the quarterback in 2018." Most scouts seem to have him in the 2nd-3rd round range at the moment, but a solid 2018 season could easily push him up draft boards.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 23 - 9:53 PM

Miami junior DE Joseph Jackson (elbow) did not practice on Wednesday.

Hurricanes HC Mark Richt said that Jackson is "going to be fine." The 6-foot-5, 265-pound junior has been donning a brace on his left elbow as a precautionary protection for his current minor injury concern. He's a potential Day 2 -- or possibly even Day 1 -- selection for next spring draft.
Aug 22 - 3:42 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Miami junior DE Joseph Jackson is "incredibly athletic."

Pauline explains that "[Jackson]'s a terrific pass rusher with the ability to disrupt opposing game plans at a moment’s notice." The analyst would like to see the 6-foot-5, 265-pound junior pack on a bit more bulk for the next level. His outlet assigns the lineman a Round 2 grade for next spring's draft should he declare. All told, Draft Analyst assigns Day 1 or Day 2 grades to six Hurricane defenders.
Aug 2 - 3:53 PM

Miami signed four-star DE Joseph Jackson.

Jackson received offers from Appalachian State, Cincinnati and Clemson (among others) before he signed his NLI with Miami on Wednesday. While he measures out at 6-foot-5, 237 pounds, ESPN 300 cautions that he's not a finished product. Of their 182nd prospect in this recruiting cycle, they write that he "lacks any sort of physical presence at this point" due to the fact that he's "still getting used to his body." The outlet also cautions that when the action of the play doesn't happen to fall in Jackson's direction, his motor can sometimes rev down. In a Spotlight video, the Gulliver Prep standout indicated that he models his game after that of Jadeveon Clowney.
Sun, Feb 7, 2016 12:41:00 PM