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Let’s take a look at NFL draft prospect and PG County native Khyree Jackson

The career of Khyree Jackson didn’t start out as promising as most players in the upcoming draft; he actually had little to no offers from Division I schools. The Prince George’s County native attended Wise High School, where he played wide receiver mainly. During his senior season at Wise, he had 12 touchdowns on 39 receptions and over 600 yards receiving. Jackson chose to take his talents to Fort Scott Community College, where in his only season there he intercepted three passes and had a total of 25 tackles.

The performance led to Jackson committing to play at the University of Alabama. During his first season at Alabama, he only started in one game, which happened to be the national championship. The following season, Jackson was suspended by Head Coach Nick Saban for an undisclosed reason, but his role at Alabama wasn’t growing, so he decided to enter the transfer portal.

The Oregon Ducks were his choice, and he made the best of it, as he had three interceptions and was awarded first-team PAC-12 honors. Jackson will now be looking to provide an NFL team with a lengthy physical cornerback, standing at six feet three and around 200 pounds. Teams will most likely have him on their day two boards as he is projected to be a mid-round pick. The talent and intangibles are there, but he must improve on his ability to control his hands and his ability to stay with speedy, quick-twitch receivers. There are some teams that may even look into moving Jackson to the slot as a nickel corner, which could help his draft stock, but either way, the DMV area will have a lot to be proud of when his name is announced in this draft!

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