Devontae Jackson, RB, West Georgia Wolves
Pro day numbers
Weight: 180 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.58
Vertical jump: 40″
Broad jump: 125″
20-yard shuttle: 4.13 seconds
3-cone drill: 7.16
What he brings to the table
Devontae Jackson joins a Denver Broncos running back group that seemingly really favors the smaller back.
Phillip Lindsay is listed at 5-foot-8, 190 pounds. Khalfani Muhammad is listed at 5-foot-7, 174 pounds. Now the Broncos add Devontae Jackson, who is listed at 5-foot-8, 180 pounds.
These guys are quick, they’ve got the ability to make guys miss in the open field, and Jackson, in particular, is very explosive.
He posted a 40-inch vertical jump at his pro day after a phenomenal career with the West Georgia Wolves, but ran a slower 4.58 in the 40-yard dash. Those two numbers don’t match up considering Jackson’s size, but I’ll bet if you ask the players he went up against in college, they would tell you his 40-time is a bit overrated.
He had over 4,000 rushing yards with the Wolves and over 6,000 all-purpose yards.
In three of his four seasons, he ran for over 1,000 yards and finished out his college career with AFCA All-American honors.
In addition to his shocking 40-inch vertical, he threw up 225 pounds 21 times at 5-foot-8, 180 pounds.
This kid is a bulldog with the ball in his hands when he needs to be, and some of his college highlights may remind people a bit of Phillip Lindsay in terms of the way he creates and puts his shoulder down when needed.
He may get a shot with the Broncos as a kick/punt returner as well.