I’ve been raving about Chevis Jackson for the last couple days, and there’s a good reason. I believe that he would be a perfect second cornerback in the Chiefs‘ Cover 2 system.Here’s what Scouts Inc. had to say about Jackson’s play at the Senior Bowl practices:
LSU CB Chevis Jackson does not possess good top-end speed and likely will need to play in a Cover 2 heavy scheme in the NFL. However, it has not taken long to realize he’s the most naturally instinctive cover corner on the South roster. He has an uncanny knack for reading quarterbacks’ eyes, as well as anticipating receivers’ breaks.
This is great news after the same people said that coming into the year Jackson’s biggest weakness was his inability to read defenses. He’s big, plays faster than his 40 time and would be a perfect compliment to a smaller burner CB. This is the perfect kind of player to put on the bigger possession receivers the Chiefs will face week in, week out.
If we could get Jackson somewhere in the middle rounds of the draft, I think he’d be a steal. I’m sure Dwayne Bowe will vouch for his ex-teammate. Plus, not only has he faced top-notch competition, he’s played against elite receivers like Bowe, Buster Davis and Early Doucet every day in practice, not to mention other skill-position players like JaMarcus Russell and Joseph Addai. He’s also a winner, and it would be great to get some more winning spirit on a team so devoid of it.
Check out this clip of Jackson in action…