Drake Jackson: 3 reasons why 49ers top draft pick breaks out immediately

Defensive lineman Drake Jackson #99 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Defensive lineman Drake Jackson #99 of the USC Trojans (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /
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Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: Talent on the other side of Drake Jackson with Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa certainly needs no introduction. His productivity is off the charts, his ceiling seems endless and his big payday is around the corner.

Plainly put, he’s the complete defender.

But what if that same production could be a constant on the other side? The 49ers have tried numerous times to replicate his success at the other end position, with little to no success.

Bosa is the guy you double team and throw extra blockers at for 60 full minutes. However, If his counterpart was on the other side, then there would be no possible way to double team the both of them.

That would be bad news to any opposing offense on any given week. John Lynch and Co. selected Drake Jackson with every intention to make him that guy. But what makes this even more favorable for the rookie is the likelihood that opponents will still focus their attention on Bosa, meaning Jackson will have far easier chances right in front of him. Putting this simply, the Niners don’t need Jackson to be the guy like they already have with Bosa.

With so many other defensive weapons in place, now would be the time to find out. Can Jackson be that guy?

It sure looks like it.

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