The Indianapolis Colts are looking to shore up their defensive back situation this year. The addition of Kameron Jackson is a key indicator of this. Jackson is 5-foot-9 and weighs in at 183-pounds. He played at the University of California and was used as an outside cornerback.
Jackson’s star moment at Cal came when he picked off three passes in the same game. Jackson is very raw and should have stayed back an extra year, but there is nothing he can do about it now. He is good at recognizing the ball while it’s in the air and attacks the ball at its highest point. He is a decent tackler and plays aggressive. Jackson is considered short by NFL standards, and he is going to struggle to play press coverage on the outside. He is also going to struggle with bigger wide receivers in the NFL.
There is no way Jackson can overtake the current starting corners in Vontae Davis, Greg Toler or Darius Butler on the depth chart. I don’t think that he is as good as the other undrafted corners like Qua Cox or Loucheiz Purifoy either.
If Jackson wants to make this team he is going to have to make an impact on special teams. He is aggressive enough to play without fear, and that is exactly what you need on special teams. It is going to be a long shot to make the final roster for Jackson, but he does have the raw skills to make an impact down the road if he develops. Jackson appears to be a candidate for the practice squad this year, and then maybe he can make an impact down the road.