Scout.com is reporting that the Eagles will host safety Janzen Jackson, the talented but troubled safety from Tennessee and McNeese State.
Jackson was turning into a fantastic player at Tennessee, even being named to the All-SEC second team. However, off the field issues dogged him his whole career. He was arrested in connection with an armed robbery at one point that he was later acquitted of. Later, Vols coach Derek Dooley dismissed him from the team for what ESPN speculated were substance abuse problems that he supposedly had his entire career there.
When Jackson transferred to McNeese state, he actually ended up playing mostly corner. So he's got some versatility and is as talented a cover guy as he is a hitter. Here's what NFP's Wes Bunting had to say about him.
A talented kid who can run, track the football and can be a violent striker on contact. However, isn’t the most sound of wrap-up guys, is raw with his footwork and has character concerns. Nevertheless, has the talent to play in the NFL and should get a shot because of his ability to run and strike. Click here for the full scouting report.
He is an interesting prospect given his talent and pedigree, but if the Eagles are inviting him to Philly you can bet that a large part of the reason is to get him one on one to get a good idea of his character.
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