Seahawks cornerback Mike Jackson
I really like the way Jackson plays. He’s just a baller and is out there making plays. He reminds me a lot of the way Ryan Neal plays safety. Both guys likely know they are only going to be spot starters at best, but both play with enough confidence to make a 12 think, “Hey, these guys think that not only are they full-time starters but that they deserve to be in the Pro Bowl.”
In the preseason, Jackson hasn’t backed down from any challenges. And he has faced his share of quarterbacks trying to force passes into coverage against him. Jackson made a fantastic play against a deep sidelines throw by the Cowboys on Friday when the receiver got his hands on the ball but Jackson was able to get his hand in and break up the pass.
Jackson made another play on an end zone pass where the receiver got no separation from him and Jackson forced the incompletion. In three preseason games, Jackson had 5 passes defended and he also, unlike many of his teammates, appeared to be a solid tackler as well.
Jackson isn’t a rookie; He is 25 years old and has been in the league a few years. He has good size at 6’1″ and 210 pounds but lacks high-end speed. That said, he seems to be catching on to the coaching of defensive backs coach Karl Scott and is playing the best football of his career. He needs to be a part of the 53-man roster.