At 5'9.5" and 182 pounds, Jackson is a world-class athlete who has no athletic limitations. He can play cornerback, running back, safety, receiver and return kicks and punts.
Most programs like Jackson as a cornerback due to his loose hips and terrific short-area quickness. He has the ability to mirror receivers off the line before using his excellent burst out of transition to recover and close.
Jackson plays with natural instincts, as he appears to have exceptional ability at anticipating. While his height is not ideal, this is a player who plays like he's 6'2". Jackson has "wiry" strength, which he uses to shock his opponents at the various positions he plays.
As an offensive player, he has the speed, elusiveness and vision to exploit defenses with the ball in his hands. Jackson also has great balance, evidenced by his ability to stay on his feet at all times.
He's one of the best all-around football players in the past five years.