Strengths: Obviously, DeSean Jackson's best asset is his speed, as he may be the fastest player in the league. He is basically the human version of the roadrunner. His tremendous speed makes him a huge big-play threat, as he has the ability to stretch the defense at any time to make big plays. He is also an elite kick and punt returner, which is a great asset to have. Jackson is well respected and defenses have to game plan for him because he is a game-changing type of player. His cockiness helps him at times, but it can also be his downfall.
Weaknesses: Jackson lacks the size to really be a possession receiver. He has shown he is a bit injury prone and he cannot really work the middle of the field due to his high injury tendency and lack of size. He does not block well down the field and his route running is limited. He is not a terrible route runner, but he mostly can only run deep routes well. Perhaps the biggest knock on Jackson is that he loses focus at times and makes stupid mistakes, like dropping the ball prior to reaching the end zone. His cockiness helps him as a player, but it also hurts him, as he tends to get penalized or he does silly things that hurt his team at times.
Prognosis: Jackson is obviously a game changer, but I am not sure he will be an Eagle for that much longer. Jackson's agent is going to try to get him top dollar and I don't think the Eagles will pay that, due to his injury history. He is not really a Reid type of player, but Reid has done a good job adjusting to Jackson's personality. Jackson may be an Eagle for another two-to-three years. I think his play may decline rapidly as he gets older. His whole game is speed and as that starts to go, so will his production. The Eagles are good at cutting ties when a player starts to become unproductive. If I had to pick, I would say Maclin is an Eagle far longer than Jackson.