Jackson, who is 6-foot-0 and 195 pounds, played in all 52 games during his career with Notre Dame. During the 2013 season, he was named to the FBS All-Independent team, and in 2012 he was third on the team in tackles with 65. Jackson was named the Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year after a freshman season where he had 29 kick returns for 645 yards.
The New Jersey native was a top performer during the NFL Combine for the broad jump (128 inches), the 3-cone drill (6.75 seconds) and the 20-yard shuttle (4.00 seconds).
According to scouts, Jackson is a tough player who has leadership skills, but could bulk up and work on his technique.