DeSean Jackson Doesn't Believe Any NFL Cornerback Can Stop Him

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2015

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As talented as some of the cornerbacks in the NFL are, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson doesn't think there's anyone in the league who can cover him.

Not Richard Sherman. Not Darrelle Revis. Not Patrick Peterson. No one.

Jackson was asked about being covered by teammate Chris Culliver at training camp on Monday. That gave the three-time Pro Bowler an opportunity to talk about just how good he thinks he is. 

"I don't think no one can guard me," Jackson said, per ESPN's John Keim. "It's how I feel about myself. I don't feel no one can stop me. You can get Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman—whoever you want to get."

Jackson has been one of the most dangerous players in the league since the Philadelphia Eagles selected him 49th overall in 2008. Through the first seven seasons of his career, he has piled up 7,286 receiving yards, 380 rushing yards, 1,294 punt-return yards and 45 total touchdowns.

In 2014, Jackson had 1,169 receiving yards and six touchdowns. While other wideouts may have put up bigger stats, the in-depth stats tell the story on Jackson. He led the NFL in yards per reception (20.9) among receivers with at least 30 catches, and his 13 receptions of 40-plus yards were five more than any other receiver. And all of that came in his first season in Washington's system.

CSNWashington.com provides detailed numbers behind Jackson's matchups against Revis and Sherman:

October 13, 2013 - Eagles vs Tampa Bay Bucs - While Revis spent one season in Tampa, Jackson went off against the Bucs in a 31-20 road win. D-Jax final line: 6 catches for 64 yards and 2 TDs.

October 6, 2014 - Redskins vs Seattle Seahawks - Sure the Redskins lost their Monday night game against the Seahawks, but it was despite a monster effort from Jackson. Catching passes from Kirk Cousins, Jackson had a huge game, putting up video game numbers against the Seahawks vaunted secondary of Sherman and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. D-Jax final line: 5 catches for 157 yards and 1 TD.

With numbers like that, it's clear why he feels the way he does. His speed and agility make a defender's job extremely difficult.

There are some talented defensive backs in the NFL, but even at 28 years old, Jackson still feels like he is unstoppable. 


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