Philadelphia Eagles rookie DE Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina
One day, and we all should hope that this is true, we’ll hopefully look back at the Philadelphia Eagles’ selection of Tarron Jackson and say to ourselves that this was one of those moves Philly made that came out of nowhere but changed the franchise forever.
This six-foot-two, 260-pound defensive tackle/defensive end hybrid that if coached properly could take over for Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett, both of whom are potentially entering their final years as Eagles.
Jackson would want to pay attention because playing in a rotation that features Barnett, Graham, Ryan Kerrigan, and Josh Sweat doesn’t just mean that Jackson gets a chance to soak up some knowledge. He’ll get some on-the-job training that most young defensive ends would kill to have the opportunity to gain some experience in.
During his four seasons (41 games) in Conway with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, Jackson racked up 188 total tackles including 97 of the solo variety and 42 stops that resulted in a loss of yardage. Add that six forced fumbles and 24.5 sacks. It should be fun to watch this young man grow up in the system.