There is a bit of myopia when we are confronted in the NFL with a new draft class. The new draft class is overvalued and given the benefit of the doubt, while the previous year’s draft is quickly undervalued and written off too quickly. Looking back at Trishton Jackson’s 2020 NFL Draft profile illustrates just how highly regarded this young man was just one year ago.
He was a speedy receiver who could get open and threaten defenses by stretching the field. STRETCHING THE FIELD is exactly what the LA Rams are looking for this year. Lo and behold, they have a second-year receiver who specializes in exactly that aspect of the offense. Go figure…
Jackson is not the cure-all for the LA Rams’ needs, but he is an immensely determined young man who has serious talent and has been overlooked. Right or wrong, immensely competitive players use that perceived slighting to fuel an even greater focus and higher intensity in training to become the best version of themselves.
While he truly only had one highlight reel season, his last year in college football, it was a doozy. In just 12 games, he caught 66 passes for 1,023 yards and 11 touchdowns. That is just shy of 100 yards and one touchdown per game, and that’s pretty impressive stuff. Perhaps it was that one-year flash in the pan that made other NFL teams a bit nervous. But not the LA Rams. They saw his potential.