Why Undrafted?: Jackson Jeffcoat

Why Undrafted?: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
By Charlie Campbell, @draftcampbell

Jeffcoat spent the last three years as a consistent Big XII pass-rusher. He saved his best for his final season as by racking up 13 sacks in 2013. Jeffcoat had four sacks in an injury shortened junior year and 7.5 sacks as a sophomore. Many believed him to be a mid-rounder, but he fell to the undrafted ranks.

Sources told WalterFootball.com that they had given Jeffcoat a late-round grade because the 6-foot-3, 247-pounder is viewed as a tweener for the NFL. He is too small to play defensive end and not quick or athletic enough to play outside linebacker. There are also concerns about his health and durability.

Even though Jeffcoat went undrafted, he landed in a great situation with Seattle. The Seahawks won the Super Bowl off their ability to turn mid- or late-round picks into great players. Jeffcoat could fit Seattle’s LEO linebacker position as a pass-rusher off the edge. It may take some developmental time, but don’t be surprised if Jeffcoat turns into a solid role player for Seattle.

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