The Green Bay Packers continue to do their due diligence on the top defensive backs in the 2018 NFL Draft class as the draft approaches. The team already has met with Florida State safety Derwin James and had a visit scheduled at some point with Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes. These visits came after also meeting with Ohio State corner Denzel Ward at the Combine in March.
Now, another top cornerback prospect is coming to Green Bay for a formal pre-draft visit. That corner is Donte Jackson from LSU, who said that the Packers are among the teams he will be visiting in the coming days.
Jackson ran one of the fastest 40-yard dashes in Indianapolis, posting a time of 4.32 seconds. That tied Ward and Tulane’s Perry Nickerson for the top time in Indianapolis. He bested that time by one-hundredth of a second at LSU’s Pro Day this week and added a 37-inch vertical as well. Although Jackson did not participate in the 3-cone and shuttle drills, his tape shows a quick-twitch athlete who should be well within the range that the Packers like.
Jackson, who earns a second-to-third round value from NFLDraftScout.com, is not a big player, measuring in right at the Packers’ height cutoff of 5-foot-10 1⁄2 and weighing in at just 178 pounds. However, his athleticism should put him squarely in the Packers’ sights on day two of the draft.