My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect: Justin Jackson

Apr 23, 2018 | by Justin Jackson, CBS Local Sports

The 2018 NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th. As the stars of the college game get ready to find out where they will begin their NFL journey, CBS Local Sports’ “My Life As” series will give them an opportunity to talk about how they got to this point and what they expect from the future in their own words.

Today, we check in with Northwestern running back Justin Jackson. Jackson was a four-year starter for the Wildcats, amassing over 6,000 total yards and 42 touchdowns. In a deep running back class, Jackson’s name may not jump off the board at you, but it would be foolish to count him out.

This is a great running back class and I’m honored to be a part of it. It was great to get to go and compete against them at the combine and see where I stacked up. But, I think some people overlook me and Northwestern guys as a whole. But, when you put us up against anyone, we always put our best foot forward and that’s what I do.

A lot of people may look at me and say I don’t pass the eye test, but when I get out on the field and am doing my thing, I think I add a lot of value to an offense. When it comes down to it, I can make anybody miss and that’s the name of the game.

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