Player information and 2009 NFL rookie preview for Defensive End, Tyson Jackson from LSU, the #3 pick in the 2009 NFL Football Draft
2009 #3 NFL Draft Pick: Kansas City Chiefs - Tyson Jackson (DE, LSU)
With the third overall pick of the 2009 draft the Kansas City Chiefs picked the 6’4”, 295 lbs. defensive end out of Louisiana State University. The Chiefs picked out of the box with Jackson, but ended up getting the best 3-4 defensive end in the draft. Jackson is considered a “hybrid” who can play comfortably in either a 4-3 or a 3-4.
NFL analysts think that Jackson is one of a kind. With Glenn Dorsey in the NFL, Jackson took the spotlight for opposing offenses in college. Despite the attention he ended his college career with 19.5 sacks and 27 tackles that went for a loss. Jackson is also an alert defensive player who has tremendous feel for what the quarterback is doing, batting down 4 passes in his final year.
Jackson has a lot of plusses for the Chiefs. He is an upstanding person who has had no off the field problems. He is consistently healthy, missing only one start in the past 3 years. Jackson is also a proven winner at both the high school and collegiate levels, with a state championship and a national title on his resume. His high school was a 2A, lower level, and he was able to play himself into a position on one of the best college teams in the country.
Tyson Jackson is a strong player who understands the fundamentals of his position. He is able to get blockers off of him and make plays on the ball. He is a smart player who has a heavy work ethic that will pay off for him in the NFL.
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