6’2″ 203 pounds; Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
One of the most experienced players in the program, Theo Jackson has always been a utility defensive back. That alone makes him a valuable pro prospect if he can ever put together a full, elite season. With Shawn Shamburger in the portal and Bryce Thompson gone, Jackson may be able to have that season this year.
Last year, Jackson played in 10 games and made six starts. He had two passes broken up, an interception, a fumble recovery, a tackle for a loss and 31 overall tackles, 19 of which were solo. In each of the past two years, he has come away with an interception.
The graduate of Davidson County’s Overton High School now appears in line to play nickel for Tennessee football, and given his physicality and ability to be a playmaker, that should allow him to thrive. Tim Banks’ scheme is perfect for him to do just that.
Assuming Jackson sees a lot more action this year, he’s likely to turn the heads of NFL scouts. With the versatility he brings to the table, his proven reliable production int he past being on full display should allow his draft stock to rise significantly. That hasn’t been shown yet, but it could be an underrated storyline for this year.