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Wide receiver

Although former Syracuse wide receiver Trishton Jackson did not hear his name called in the 2020 NFL Draft, he is every bit as talented as those who did hear their names. And yet, he was for all practical purposes redshirted through the 2020 NFL season.  He is a 6-foot-1 197-pound wide receiver who is known for running solid routes and for finding a way to get open.

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But he ended up on a team with four other receivers ahead of him on the depth chart who all boasted the same or similar skillsets. While other wide receivers have gotten plenty of work, Jackson injured his knee against the LA Chargers and did not see any action against the Las Vegas Raiders.

So far in the preseason, he has caught both passes thrown his way for seven yards and a touchdown. While that may not seem like a strong showing, he did put up the only points on the scoreboard for the Rams offense against the Chargers. And that in itself was a pretty impressive feat.

But Jackson has had a great training camp as well. He has exhibited the ability to play outside receiver, in the slot, or in the Y or Z spots on offense. It is his command of the offensive playbook and the knowledge of what to do on each play, regardless of where he lines up, that impressed his head coach. From there, he’s shown up and gotten better as time has gone on. That impresses the LA Rams coaches, and will likely lead to a larger role in 2021.