Jackson Jeffcoat is a potential 2014 first-round draft pick with a lot left to prove in 2013. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)
BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino
Jackson Jeffcoat was regarded as one of the top recruits in the entire nation coming out of high school in 2010. He had an illustrious high school career and was named state defensive player of the year in Texas as a senior. Coupling that with being the son of former Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jim Jeffcoat, who played 15 NFL seasons and had over 100 career sacks, the spotlight has shined brightly on Jackson Jeffcoat.
Jeffcoat saw action as a true freshman in 2010, appearing in six games and recording 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. His best statistical season came in 2011 as a sophomore when he recorded 54 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.
Jeffcoat’s 2012 season was cut short due to a torn pectoral muscle. He had 25 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.
Jeffcoat is listed at 6’5″ and 245 pounds by Texas’ official website. He plays 4-3 defensive end for the Longhorns, but can also be seen standing up as an outside linebacker at times.