This is our grade for the Buffalo Bills selection of Dane Jackson out of Pittsburgh in the seventh round of 2020 NFL Draft.
The Buffalo Bills wrap up their 2020 NFL Draft with the selection of cornerback Dane Jackson out of Pittsburgh. This is another great value pick, which has been a storyline for the Bills this Draft.
Jackson was a three-year starter for the Panthers and made 41 career starts at the cornerback position. Over that span he had 149 total tackles and did a good job playing the ball with 39 passes defended. One area that he can improve at the next level is turning passes defended into interceptions, with only four at the collegiate level.
This is an interesting pick by the Buffalo Bills because I believe he will come in and compete for the starting nickel job in this defense. The Bills invested in a spot on the coaching staff specifically for nickel corners so Jackson will get plenty of coaching.
Meanwhile, the players that he would be competing for the starting job with will be Taron Johnson and likely E.J. Gaines. Both players have had their fair share of injuries and even if he doesn’t win the job, there is a good chance he can see playing time as a rookie.
At this point in the NFL Draft, with the way the Buffalo Bills addressed need in the early rounds, depth in the later rounds to get a potential starter at this point is a great move. I really like the value as well as the player at this pick.