Key stat: Jackson started 40 games over the last three seasons on the right side.
Workout stat: Surprised some scouts by running a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.
Steve Muench of Scouts Inc.: “Jackson isn’t a great tackler and he didn’t make as many big plays as teams would prefer from a first-round corner, but he has the tools to develop into an excellent cover corner and he is a great fit for the Patriots. While he left school a year early, he was a three-year starter at Alabama, so his lack of elite experience isn’t much of a concern. He has the fluid hips, burst and speed to match up with NFL receivers in man coverage and he shows above-average instincts and range in zone coverage. In addition, we think he has the potential to develop into a playmaker and playing under head coach Nick Saban will help him transition to the NFL, especially if he lands in New England.”