As a true freshman Jackson ran for 390 yards and six touchdowns, while averaging 21 yards per kick return. As a sophomore, he battled injuries all year and ran for just 52 yards on the season. As a junior this past season, Jackson broke out rushing for 989 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground, and adding 313 yards and two touchdowns on 33 receptions, on his way to all Big 12 honors.
Jackson showed promise early in his career but finally came through the past season with the production. He is a back that shows very good quickness and change of direction ability. He can make the first defender miss, and has the speed to turn the corner and outrun defenders once in space. He is also a good interior runner, playing bigger than his size. He runs tough and keeps his legs moving to fight for extra yardage.
Jackson only has average size, and has only had one year where he was a big part of the offense. There are definite questions about his ability to be a feature back at the next level because of those issues.
Jackson really could have used another year in college to develop his skills and prove himself. With only one season of production(and still did not carry the ball 200 times), there is some doubt about his durability and about just how good he can become. He has some talent, and could be a player that develops down the road.