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Senior Bowl Conversation: CB Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh

I got the chance to chat briefly with Pittsburgh cornerback Dane Jackson at the Senior Bowl media day on Tuesday, January 21st. The following is a transcript of our conversation.

Draft Rite (John Vogel): I did features throughout the season for games on Thursdays and Fridays highlighting certain prospects. The week you guys played Syracuse was the first week I watched you and I was immediately like ‘Oh, I like this guy.’ So do you prefer to play press or do you like to play off a little bit? Because I know they asked you to play a lot of press. 

Dane Jackson: Yeah, man I mean, that was our primary coverage, so, I like to play press but we really didn’t play much off, but I feel like if I needed to do that at the next level then I could get it done. 

Draft Rite: Okay, gotcha. So, what do you think, in your opinion, is your biggest strength that you bring to a football team? 

Jackson: Ah, you know, just being physical. Being aggressive. Not scared to take my shots. Not scared to go up against the big-time receivers. 

Draft Rite: Gotcha. And what do you think is your biggest weakness? 

Jackson: Probably getting to handsy, you know, at the top of the route. Being more calm. 

Draft Rite: Got you. Do you think you could be more of a run support guy? 

Jackson: For sure, for sure. 

Draft Rite: Do you think you could take down Derrick Henry? No, I’m just kidding. 

Jackson: I mean, I’m not scared of him. I would definitely try, for sure. 

Draft Rite: Awesome dude. Hey, I appreciate you taking a minute. 

Jackson: Yes, sir. 

 

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