Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 8/24/08: #5 DE, #70/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 3
2008: Jackson earned All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors for the second time as a Tiger...The left defensive end recorded 36 tackles (17 solo) that included 4.5 sacks for minus-27 yards, 10.5 stops for losses of 37 yards and seven quarterback pressures, as the front wall allowed only 110.15 yards per game rushing, ranking 17th in the nation in that category...Recovered a fumble that he advanced 18 yards and deflected four passes...On 33 plays vs. the run, the opposition gained only 57 yards (1.73 yards per carry) with three touchdowns over Jackson's area...Made 13 stops on third-down plays, including eight vs. the running game, adding five more hits on fourth down...The opposition completed 8-of-20 passes into his area for 58 yards (2.9 yards per pass attempt)...2007: 14 GP; 14 GS; 15 Sol-36 TT, 5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 10 PBU, 10 QBH, 1 FF; Teamed with Glenn Dorsey to give LSU one of the most intimidating defensive fronts in college football during the 2007 season ... Started all 14 games at left defensive end for the Tigers ... Credited with 36 total tackles, including 4.5 tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks ... Led team with 15 quarterback hurries ... Second on team with 10 pass breakups ... Capped season with a sack for a 9-yard loss and a forced fumble in LSU's win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game. 2006: 13 GP; 12 GS; 13 Sol-37 TT, 10 TFL, 8.5 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 6 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; One of the SEC's most dominating defensive linemen, he was named a Second-Team All- SEC selection by the league's coaches … A key member of the Tigers' defensive front he has started all 13 games at left end … Led the team in sacks (8.5) and tackles for loss (10) … His 8.5 sacks ranked as the fifth most in the SEC in 2006 … Also credited with 37 tackles, a team-high six quarterback hurries, four broken up passes, an interception and one forced fumble. 2005: 13 GP; 0 GS; 8 Sol-13 TT, 3 TFL, 2 SK, 5 QBH; Earned a spot on the Freshman All-SEC team as voted on by the league's coaches and The Sporting News after recording 13 tackles and 2 sacks in 12 games ... Reliable backup on the defensive line. 2004: Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers in 2004.
Post-Draft Outlook: BEST PICK: First-round choice DE Tyson Jackson has all the elements that general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley think are important for success in the NFL. It's not just the size-speed ratios that are outstanding. It's not just his athletic skills, which are considerable. And it's not just his resume of playing for one of the best college football programs in the country at LSU. It is Jackson's personality and approach to the game that hooked the Chiefs. "He loves football," Pioli said. A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 1/3 -- Tyson Jackson, DE, 6-4, 296, Louisiana State...The Chiefs view Jackson as the foundation for the revamping of their defense because of his versatility; he can play tackle in the 4-3, end in the 3-4. His Best position might be five-technique in the 3-4 defense. - by The Sports Xchange