Tyree Jackson (Buffalo)
Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 249 pounds
- 3,131 yards, 55.3 percent completion rate
- 28 touchdowns, 12 interceptions
If the Minnesota Vikings are looking for a higher upside option, Jackson would fit the bill. At first glance, Jackson has the size and arm strength that NFL scouts crave and the ability to get yards on the ground (16 career rushing touchdowns at Buffalo). But he lacks the accuracy that would make him a true weapon in the NFL.
Jackson was a solid three-year starter for Buffalo and over that time he seemed to keep getting better. After dealing with injuries, Jackson broke out during his junior season, but tailed off down the stretch throwing only 12 touchdowns to go along with nine interceptions in his final nine games. Jackson’s decision making and lack of touch is also a concern as he would rather impale a receiver than throw something to lead his target.
For all of the negatives, Jackson still carries significant upside if a coaching staff can figure it out. If the Vikings are able to snag him in the back half of the draft, he can be a draft and develop prospect that could pay dividends or flame out in a couple years. If it’s at a low cost, it may be worth the risk to find out what Jackson could be.