DeAndre Jackson is intriguing in that he seems to fit what Polian and Dungy look for in a DB.
Size and speed are adequate...Has good quickness...Phenomenal instincts...Gets good jumps and knocks down a lot of balls...Pretty physical and aggressive...Solid tackler who will support the run...Great technician who does all of the little things well...Also has experience as a kick returner and can contribute on special teams.
Durability is a major concern...An average athlete who lacks make up speed and a burst...Does not have fluid hips...Gives too big of a cushion...He should probably make more plays for as much as he's around the ball...Not a fit for every scheme.
He did not play his junior season in high school due to a bruised kidney and then tore his ACL and missed half of his senior season with the Cyclones...Underrated prospect who will more than likely slip a bit since he is just coming off of a serious injury...A potential steal whose best fit could come in a Cover 2 or zone scheme.
Corners in the Cover 2 scheme do not need to be good one-on-one cover guys. They need to play well in space, play disciplined (not roam), and TACKLE WELL. The corners are expected to support in the run defense. Jackson's skills as a special teamer will also benefit Indy seeing as many rookies cut their teeth on Special Teams. I would not be surprised if the Colts took Jackson in the third round with one of their comp picks, if he's still there.