Landon Jackson

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-7
  • Weight 273

Prospect Info

  • High School Pleasant Grove
  • City Texarkana, TX
  • Exp 2022 - ...

Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Jersey #40
  • Class FR
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9435
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 4/26/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

3 evaluations

Evaluated 11/01/2020

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Carl Nassib Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Elite height. Enormous frame with a ton of space to add bulk to already impressive build. Put together like a college hybrid edge. Has played variety of spots for perennial Texas 4A D-II state title contender, including off-ball LB, standing edge, and traditional end. Also ample snaps at tight end, especially as a senior. Provided outstanding defensive production and the occasional big-play splash on offense when healthy. Frame potential suggests possibility to fit multiple positions in varying schemes. Flashes quick get-off with terrific closing speed in pursuit. Dangerous from the backside. Fairly fluid as a rusher, bends pretty well relative to height/length, and runs the arc naturally. Arrives with a purpose and can provide the big hit. Comes from a strong 4A TXHSFB program with ample big-game experience. High-cut and struggles maintaining pad leverage at times. Natural arc-runner but must become more violent at point of attack and add nuance to pass-rush arsenal. Heavier, physical linemen can get inside his length and neutralize his athleticism. Playmaking drive sometimes runs him out of plays. Durability is a concern; suffered two significant season-ending injuries: ACL as a sophomore and ankle as a senior. Long-term positional home is somewhat of a question mark given unique play style/frame potential combo. Raw but naturally gifted, toolsy defensive end with a very high ceiling. Could become impact defensive end/edge player at the high-major level. Owns long-term NFL Draft potential with a ceiling in the top half.

More Evaluations

  • Evaluated 12/20/2019 Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Read
  • Evaluated 11/02/2018 Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Read

Athletic Background

2020: Played seven games as a senior before suffering season-ending ankle injury.
2019: Texas Sports Writers Association 4A Defensive Player of the Year as a junior; MaxPreps First-Team Junior All-American; helped Pleasant Grove to Texas 4A D-II state championship.
2018: Unanimous first-team all-district selection as a sophomore but saw his season end early with an ACL injury.
2017: Texas District 7-4A-II Defensive Newcomer of the Year award as a freshman; helped Pleasant Grove to Texas 4A D-II state championship.

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