Two Louisiana safeties that could find a home with the New Orleans Saints in 2012

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While at McNeese this year he had 31 tackles, five deflected passes, one forced fumble, and two interceptions.  Jackson has great speed, fluid change of direction, and excellent coverage abilities.

What may separate Jackson from Taylor is that Jackson could fill multiple roles for the Saints if they draft him.  While Jackson is listed as a free safety, he can play strong safety as well as cornerback.

It’s something that happened to Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins who was drafted as a cornerback and made the move to safety in his second year.  Jackson has beefed up some to 193 lbs. and could add more mass to his frame if needed.

Jackson trained at Sonic Boom in New Orleans for the NFL Combine, which has also trained players like Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, cornerback Tracy Porter and countless other NFL players.  Owner Wyatt Harris stated:

"I have trained some great athletes here at Sonic Boom.  People like Marques Colston, Robert Meachem, Tracy Porter, Jacoby Jones and Devery Henderson, and I have never had an athlete like him here.  He is the best athlete that’s ever trained at Sonic Boom."

He may of had issues over a year ago, but Jackson is trying hard to prove he deserves a second chance.  Currently graded at a fourth round pick, the Saints would be extremely wise to give him one.