Denver Broncos hosting CB Donte Jackson for pre-draft visit
The Denver Broncos are reportedly hosting LSU cornerback Donte Jackson on an official pre-draft visit. He’s a projected day two pick…
The Denver Broncos might be looking to add another cornerback to their roster in the 2018 NFL Draft, and if they want to add LSU cornerback Donte Jackson into the fray, they’re planning on spending a very high pick at the position.
Jackson put on a show at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, where he ran a blazing 4.32 second 40-yard dash.
Despite having a bit of a lighter frame, Jackson is really well put together and has the look of a productive starting cornerback at the next level.
He is going to be taking a pre-draft visit to Denver, according to a report:
Over the past three seasons at LSU, Jackson picked off four passes to go along with 110 total tackles and 19 pass breakups.
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Because of his speed, quickness, and overall excellent athletic ability, he is projected to be a nickel defensive back right away, which the Broncos could obviously use if the plan on keeping both Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby on the outside going forward.
Jackson is the 14th known pre-draft visit/private workout for the Denver Broncos. He joins fellow cornerbacks Isaiah Oliver and Devron Davis to get this type of in-depth look from the team.
The Broncos would likely be interested in drafting a cornerback as early as the second round if the right player falls to them. Perhaps that player would be someone like Jackson.
In addition to helping out their depth at cornerback, Jackson could provide the Broncos with someone who can help considerably on special teams as well. The Broncos lost a number of key special teams gunners this offseason, and clearly this kind of speed would allow him to get downfield quickly.
It would seem a little out of the norm for Jackson to be selected by Denver, as the have primarily valued bigger corners in the past.