Don Jackson looks to be the next man up for the Green Bay Packers with Eddie Lacy heading to injured reserve. Despite the Packers acquiring Knile Davis in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, Jackson looks to be the feature back tonight against the Chicago Bears.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Jackson will get the start just a few days after being promoted from the Packers practice squad.
Whether he holds onto the job moving forward remains to be seen, but he is worth a speculative add in all leagues. You want to beat your league mates to the waiver wire in case he has a breakout game against the Bears on national television. If Davis takes over the job, you can always cut Jackson next week. It is better to be a week early rather than a week too late.
Jackson played college football for Nevada. The 5’10” and 208 pound running back rushed for 1,079 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2015. Jackson averaged 4.7 yards per carry.
While Jackson went undrafted, one NFL scout told ESPN he could be the best undrafted running back in this class. According to ESPN, he was not invited to the combine, but his 4.47 40-yard dash time would have been tied for fifth among combine participants.
Player Profiler compares him to Charcandrick West who has had success in the NFL in limited opportunities.
Here’s a look at some of his college highlights: