When you watch Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson you can immediately understand why NFL teams love the kid. He is a 6060 offensive tackle for Iowa with a pretty quick first step. He was born in Canada and has become a top prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Jackson was a redshirt offensive lineman in his first year with the Hawkeyes. Alaric Jackson was entrenched as the starting left tackle in his first true season with the team. He was so valuable he brought home first team freshman All-American awards. He started every game but the Boston College game.
In 2018, Jackson continued as the team’s starting left tackle. He finished the season as a second team All-Big Ten player. He really had a great season, and could have been a first team player in 2018.
Last season, Alaric earned Third Team All-Big Ten, and was on the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy. He started left tackle for the third year straight. He has tons of starts at left tackle and has really grown as a prospect. Being born in Canada, he will likely be considered as the top CFL prospect in the entire 2021 Draft, but I would not be shocked if he is drafted in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
The redshirt senior offensive tackle Alaric Jackson may have to move to guard at the next level, but if he does remain at tackle I believe he will be able to handle it. He does not back down from edge rushers, and his first step is super impressive. Jackson is solid in the run game, but would be a frightening pulling guard. I would hate to get hit by him going full speed. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds, Owner