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Saints’ Defense Early 2017 NFL Draft Choices: Alabama ‘Crimson Tide’ Bound

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Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the stage before the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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Eddie Jackson, Senior Safety

Despite his season ending early due to a leg injury, Jackson has done big things for the Crimson Tide. He’ll be an even bigger threat at the next level. Like most young players, Jackson’s hungry and is ready to compete against the veterans he looks up to.

Jackson will be a good asset to the Saints because he can play at both the safety and corner positions. Although he’s best at safety, Jackson is an elite lock-down corner. His sophomore year, he had a total of 41 tackles, one interception, six pass break-ups,  a sack, and a fumble return. The following season at safety he racked up 46 tackles, two pass break-ups and touchdowns, and six interceptions.  Jackson is young, quick, and when fully healthy he can compete with the new and freshly young receiving corps.

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