Cornerback and safety are the hardest positions to evaluate on television. I say that because you're often stuck trying to evaluate a guy off a dozen or so plays. For example, I see Devin McCourty as a mid-to-late round prospect based off what I've seen so far of him. Yet, he's got a borderline 1st/2nd round grade on a lot of people's boards.
I think Jackson has potential to be a No. 1 corner, but I'm not sure he's on the verge of becoming an elite corner. But I think he can be a very good corner, which is exactly what the Falcons need.
There aren't many flaws in Jackson's game. I think he has good hips, good quickness, good footwork, and is willing in run support. I still need to review his play in the National Championship game, but I think he's a good corner. I'm just not sure he or any other corner besides Haden is worth a mid-1st round pick.
But I wouldn't be upset if the Falcons drafted him. Because he has growth potential. And because it's so hard to evaluate corners, that position moreso than any other, guys have an ability/potential to be a lot better pro players than I initially expect them to be coming out.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.