ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is hearing rumblings of a potential surprise first-round pick in this week’s draft.
USC pass rusher Drake Jackson, who had 15 top-30 visits this offseason, could be shooting up draft boards as a last-minute Day 1 selection. According to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, “multiple teams” predict Jackson as a “surprise first-round pick.”
Each year, unexpected players sneak into round one. One possibility this year is USC pass rusher Drake Jackson, whose agent Drew Rosenhaus said that “multiple teams” predicted to him Wednesday that Jackson – who had 15 top 30 visits – “would be a surprise first-round pick.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2022
In his third and final season with the Trojans, Jackson logged 37 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks through 10 games. He also chipped in one interception and one forced fumble on the year.
At 6-foot-4, 260 lbs, Jackson’s athletic frame is perfect for translation to the NFL level. He clocked a 4.5 40-yard dash time at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.
The Green Bay Packers reportedly hosted Jackson for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Packers currently hold the No. 22 and No. 28 picks in this year’s draft.
The 2022 NFL Draft will kickoff tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET.
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