A very intriguing quarterback side for the South Team that includes West Virginia’s Grier, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham, Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, and Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson has a few potential starters at the NFL level. The most underrated, under the radar, and sizable of the bunch is Jackson.
The quarterback-wide receiver connection between Jackson and the ultra-talented and speedy Anthony Johnson will be shown off at the Senior Bowl. Johnson encompassed 1,011 of the more than 3,000 passing yards from Jackson in 2018, and 11 of his 28 passing touchdowns. They have a great connection that will be fun to watch in the Senior Bowl.
On three occasions, Jackson was the MAC Offensive Player of the Year. Even in a Group of Five conference like the MAC, that is a very impressive feat. In his three year starting career with the Buffalo Bulls, Jackson registered a whopping more than 7,500 total yards and 65 touchdowns compared to just 24 interceptions.
The main question that Jackson needs to answer in the Senior Bowl this week pertains to his passing accuracy. At 6-foot-7 and 245 pounds, Jackson has a big and powerful arm but completed barely over 55 percent of his passes in his career with Buffalo. If Jackson doesn’t pan out at quarterback, there are some rumors that he could switch to wide receiver or tight end in the NFL.