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Bennett Jackson | Defensive Back | #24

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 192
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 6 (187) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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Giants S Bennett Jackson (ACL) is expected to be a full-go in training camp.
Jackson was the favorite to start at free safety before tearing his right ACL in the Giants' second preseason game last year. The former corner is expected to compete for the starting job opposite Landon Collins with Nat Berhe (calf) and Mykkele Thompson (Achilles'), who both also missed all of last season due to injury. The Giants may also add another safety early in the draft. Apr 11 - 10:40 AM

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The Newark Star-Ledger expects S Bennett Jackson to compete for a starting job.

Bennett missed the last two years with injuries. He joins Nat Berhe as a candidate to start opposite Landon Collins. Jackson could also play the slot in 2016.
Mar 12 - 9:05 PM

Giants S Bennett Jackson will miss the 2015 season with a torn right ACL.

It's another big blow to New York's league-worst safety situation, where FS Mykkele Thompson is done for the year with an Achilles' tear, and SS Landon Collins is week to week with an MCL sprain. Jackson had successfully transitioned from cornerback in camp, and emerged as a candidate to start at free safety.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 04:00:00 PM

The Giants have converted CB Bennett Jackson to safety.

He's really just competing for a special teams role after undergoing microfracture surgery last October. Speed deficient for a corner, Jackson's outlook for a roster spot improves moving to a position where the Giants are needy.
Fri, May 8, 2015 02:05:00 PM

Giants rookie CB Bennett Jackson had microfracture surgery on his knee in October.

Jackson hopes to be ready when the Giants begin their offseason workout program on April 20, but microfracture recoveries are notoriously fickle beasts. A sixth-rounder out of Notre Dame, Jackson did not record a snap in his rookie campaign.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Giants rookie CB Bennett Jackson has a "significant ankle sprain."

There's no structural damage, but Jackson will likely miss extended time. A sixth-round pick, Jackson is a candidate for the practice squad.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 08:58:00 PM

Giants signed No. 187 overall pick CB Bennett Jackson to a four-year contract.

A former wideout, Jackson stands in at 6-foot-0, 195 pounds. He has good speed and athleticism (4.51 40-yard dash, 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-8 broad jump), but struggled as a tackler for Notre Dame. He'll likely be limited to special teams for the G-Men.
Mon, May 19, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Giants selected Notre Dame CB Bennett Jackson with the No. 187 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Jackson (5-foot-11 7/8, 195) opened his Fighting Irish career as a wideout, kick returner, and gunner before converting to cornerback. He was a middling college corner, particularly struggling as a tackler. Jackson clocked 4.51 at the Combine with a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-8 broad jump, so athleticism is a strength. Jackson ultimately projects as a special teamer only in the NFL.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:11:00 PM