Marlin Jackson | The War Room | HoustonProFootball.com
Birthday: June 30, 1983
Marlin Jackson is a rare individual, blessed with immense physical talent, but cursed with a past he can’t run from fast enough. It’s why that when he had the chance to declare his eligibility for the 2004 draft and didn’t, Jackson continues to prove that he’s a one-of-kind prospect.
Jackson has all the ability and raw materials one might need when constructing the ideal cornerback. Big, strong, fast and flexible are words that only begin to describe how he plays on the field for the Wolverines. Yet he’s back for one more season at Ann Arbor, in part to earn his degree, but also to prove once and for all that he has matured into the best defensive back in college football.
The funny thing is Jackson might have been the best defensive back before the 2003 season, too. But after earning a one-year probation following an assault accusation, missing four games due to various leg injuries, plus an odd switch from corner to safety, Jackson’s last hurrah at Michigan was not quite what he had hoped for himself.
Jackson is back home at corner in 2004, and he re-assumes the role of the best cover player in the nation. At corner, he is rarely challenged, and he dupes opposing quarterbacks into throwing his way only to show off his impressive closing speed. Jackson may gamble a bit much for a team like the Texans who like to put their corners on an island in man coverage, but he’s already got what it takes to be an immediate starter in 2005.
(profile written by Keith Weiland)
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