It is time to look at another Eagles player from this year’s 2021 roster. The player that will be spotlighted is Eagles’ defensive end, Tarron Jackson. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL draft and proved himself as a worthy player to make it on the Eagles 53 man roster this year. This article will look at what Jackson did during his time at Coastal Carolina and what expect from him in the NFL. This is an Eagles Player Spotlight on Tarron Jackson.
Tarron Jackson at Coastal Carolina
Jackson played on for the Chanticleers all five years of his college career. Jackson is big as he is 6-foot-2 and weighs 260 pounds. He played defensive end throughout his time in college. The Coastal Carolina defensive end started college not getting a lot of playing time, which is normal for a freshmen player. He played four games in 2016 and had three total tackles with two of those tackles being for a loss. Jackson got more playing time during his sophomore year. He played eight games in 2017 and totaled 11 tackles. He also had three and a half sacks that year.
Jackson really broke out during his junior season at Coastal Carolina. He became a full-time starter. As a result, he got to show what he was really made of. He totaled for 58 tackles, three sacks, and one pass deflection. The Coastal Carolina All- American only began to get better and better. During his fourth season in 2019, he really made a name for himself with his sack total. He had 10 sacks that year, which was number one in that Sunbelt Conference in 2019. The big guy also improved his tackling total to 60. Jackson had an extra year of eligibility and played a fifth year at Coastal. He did much of the same his final year in college with 54 tackles and eight and a half sacks.
What can Jackson do for the Eagles?
Jackson should turn out to be a very good player in the NFL, as he is strong and can push back the offensive line. He can make great moves off the offensive linemen and get free to either make a sack or put pressure on the opposing quarterback. Jackson was known for being a beast in sacks at his time at Coastal. Hopefully, he can do the same for the Eagles. If Jackson is not getting the sack or harassing the quarterback, then his eyes are on whoever has the ball. This is usually the running back and he has shown a lot of examples in college that he knows how to tackle the running back in the backfield. Philadelphia will need a player on defense that can put the opposing offense behind the sticks regularly.
Of course, Jackson will need some time to develop in the NFL as it is much different than college. He also will probably not get a lot of playing time as he is listed as a third-string defensive end on the Eagles’ depth chart. He is behind Brandon Graham and Ryan Kerrigan who have both had success in the NFL and can mentor Jackson. Jackson should be a starter in a couple of years if not sooner in the NFL. This has been an Eagles Player Spotlight on Tarron Jackson.