2016 NFL Draft Texas Tech Player Profiles: DE Branden Jackson

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Name: Branden Jackson
Position: Defensive end
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 273 pounds
Hands: 10 1/4″
Arm Length: 33 3/8″
40-Yard Dash: 5.06 seconds
Bench Press: 20 reps
Vertical Jump: 31.5″
Broad Jump: 113.0″
3 Cone Drill: 7.40 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.77 seconds
60-Yard Shuttle: N/A



Jackson may be the longest shot to get drafted, but he did receive an invite to the NFL Combine, which is at least in indication that teams are intrigued as to his size and athleticism. Jackson, much like Le’Raven Clark, needs to work on his strength. He played a strongside defensive end and I wonder if he would be better suited to be a rush end in the NFL. He had problems holding the line and making a play in college, but if not given any run responsibilities, he might play that just a bit better. Jackson could be a third day guy to a free agent, but think free agent is the most likely route.

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