This is the 33rd installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep these articles short and sweet.
#12- Blake Jackson– WR- Mary Hardin-Baylor
I call this guy Blake “Samuel L.” Jackson because it seems like every time you turn on film, he shows up. Most opposing cornerbacks would prefer to be surrounded by “Snakes on a Plane” than try to cover him one-on-one. It seems like he was kind of given the “Shaft” by not receiving any big time college offers out of high school.
Jackson was on the Browns’ practice squad last season before being promoted to the active roster for week 17. He didn’t actually play in that game though. In college, he was a quarterback, leading Mary Hardin-Baylor to a Division III National Championship in 2016. As a senior, he threw for 3,200 yards with 35 touchdowns, while adding 11 more scores on the ground.
I don’t know what kind of plan John Dorsey is scheming up, but it appears he is only acquiring skill position players who have better arms than Lamar Jackson and Andy Dalton.
There are some stories of college QBs turning into successful NFL wideouts, so maybe Blake Jackson will shock some people and make the team this season. However, at this time there are so many talented guys in front of him, it may be tough to crack the roster. I’ll be pulling for the DIII product though.
If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out yesterday’s breakdown on Jermaine Whitehead.