Quarterback| Louisville| Junior
Height:6-foot-2 | Weight: 216 pounds
2017: started all 13 games; completed 254 of 430 passes (59.1 percent) for 3,660 yards with 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions; totaled 1,601 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 232 attempts (6.9 yards per carry); named Second-Team All-American by multiple media outlets; First-Team All-ACC selection by conference coaches and media; finalist for 2017 Heisman Trophy
Career: played in 38 career games with 34 starts at quarterback; completed 619 of 1,086 passes (57 percent) for 9,043 yards with 69 touchdowns and 27 interceptions; totaled 4,132 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns on 655 attempts (6.3 yards per carry); named Second-Team All-American by multiple media outlets as a junior; First-Team All-ACC selection by conference coaches and media as a junior; finalist for 2017 Heisman Trophy as a junior; 2016 Heisman Trophy winner; won the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation's top quarterback as a sophomore; won the Maxwell Award as the nation's top football player in 2016; named ACC Player and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016; first offensive player to be named a finalist for the Lombardi Award in 2016; set ACC records for the most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,571) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (21) during sophomore season; broke the school's single-season rushing mark in 2016
Jackson did not participate in on-field drills at the combine.
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Summary:Jackson is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in recent memory, and not just because of his 2016 Heisman Trophy. He holds numerous school and ACC records and put up eye-popping statistics during his career at Louisville. Jackson chose not to participate in on-field workout drills at the combine but did throw with fellow quarterbacks.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote Jackson's athleticism is second-to-none, describing him as an "elite playmaker with rare ability to hit home runs with his arm or legs." Zierlein also noted that Jackson can hold his own in the pocket as the "ball comes out with flick of the wrist reminiscent of Michael Vick" and that Jackson "can drive it with velocity."
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks has Jackson as his fourth quarterback in the draft. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock had Jackson tied for fifth* *in his quarterback rankings before and after the combine. ESPN draft expect Mel Kiper, Jr., listed Jackson as the No. 5 quarterback in his most-recent rankings.
Louisville legend: Jackson became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy when he did so in 2016.