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Any Thoughts on Bringing Back Bennett Jackson?

adamg : 5/19/2017 1:51 am
Everyone seems relatively concerned about our secondary depth (or if not concerned at least wants to see us add another guy to the CB room).

So, I'm wondering about a guy like Bennett Jackson, our draft pick from 2014 who didn't pan out due to injury. The guy seems high character and hard working. If I remember correctly, he was going to be the starting FS in 2015 before injuries derailed his season.

Anyway, he seems like he'd be a great guy to revisit. He's versatile (can play FS or CB) and knows our defense as well as anyone not on the team. He'd also be a good story. The guy has been working his heart out trying to come back after we dropped him last offseason. Anyone else a fan of seeing him back in blue? He came to mind after I perused Jordan Raanan's instagram and saw he posted a video of Jackson running a 40 yard dash on a practice field somewhere:

Bennett running a '4.32'
NJ.com Article on Jackson - ( New Window )
That would be ideal.  
robbieballs2003 : 5/19/2017 6:55 am : link
In the short time he played Spags really liked him. He has the versatility to play S or the slot. Obviously it depends on health and durability but he is the type of player we could use.
RE: That would be ideal.  
adamg : 5/19/2017 7:02 am : link
In comment 13475885 robbieballs2003 said:
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In the short time he played Spags really liked him. He has the versatility to play S or the slot. Obviously it depends on health and durability but he is the type of player we could use.


I was looking him up more earlier. I was impressed with how fast he is. He probably runs a real 4.4. So, I don't know that he'd be too far out of his depth outside either. He played outside CB at UND. He's probably better suited to the slot, but I think he could be really versatile in a doomsday scenario.
Really?  
Joey in VA : 5/19/2017 7:04 am : link
A guy with no real position who has been mauled by injuries you expect to suddenly heal up miraculously and get good?
RE: Really?  
adamg : 5/19/2017 7:18 am : link
In comment 13475888 Joey in VA said:
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A guy with no real position who has been mauled by injuries you expect to suddenly heal up miraculously and get good?


Lol. Quite the hyperbole...

He isn't injured. He was injured in 2015. It's been over a year, and he's fully healed.

And he was going to be the starting FS in 2015. So, I suppose you could call his position FS if you want. But, he probably could play more than one position. I would think that'd be nice for a guy coming off the bench. Saying "[he] has no real position" is a really odd way of framing that.
RE: Really?  
SGMen : 5/19/2017 7:19 am : link
In comment 13475888 Joey in VA said:
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A guy with no real position who has been mauled by injuries you expect to suddenly heal up miraculously and get good?
It is true that it is highly unlikely he's a viable candidate to make the team; however, if he has healed up enough to at least make the 90 man roster I say give him a shot and see how things fall out? He knows the defense and pre-injury he did flash.

I'm not into bringing in beat up guys, per se, but he is still young and his injuries didn't seem career threatening?
Note  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/19/2017 8:00 am : link
that article was from January. Was he even invited to any mini-camps as a tryout player?
RE: Note  
adamg : 5/19/2017 8:01 am : link
In comment 13475915 Eric from BBI said:
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that article was from January. Was he even invited to any mini-camps as a tryout player?


Not that I saw.
RE: Really?  
Carson53 : 5/19/2017 8:03 am : link
In comment 13475888 Joey in VA said:
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A guy with no real position who has been mauled by injuries you expect to suddenly heal up miraculously and get good?
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You beat me to it Joey.
Two knee injuries  
Simms11 : 5/19/2017 8:26 am : link
for a guy that plays in the secondary is not good, regardless of his current health. I don't think the Giants could rely on him.
I love the time of year  
Giantsfan79 : 5/19/2017 8:37 am : link
when every undrafted guy we sign is going to surprise and become an All-Pro, and guys who never made it through training camp healthy, and never made any actual plays, might somehow become the great if only given one more chance.
RE: I love the time of year  
aquidneck : 5/19/2017 8:41 am : link
In comment 13475947 Giantsfan79 said:
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when every undrafted guy we sign is going to surprise and become an All-Pro, and guys who never made it through training camp healthy, and never made any actual plays, might somehow become the great if only given one more chance.


I love it too. And the magical thing is every once in a while - against great odds - one of these guys works out.
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Giantsfan79 : 5/19/2017 9:16 am : link
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when every undrafted guy we sign is going to surprise and become an All-Pro, and guys who never made it through training camp healthy, and never made any actual plays, might somehow become the great if only given one more chance.



I love it too. And the magical thing is every once in a while - against great odds - one of these guys works out.


Yeah too bad Bennett Jackson wasn't the one!!!
i did like jackson  
BlackburnBalledOut : 5/19/2017 9:32 am : link
but he cant seem to stay healthy. im open to bringing him in but the reality of it is he probably wont last too long. that being said i like the idea of it and do think he could bring some quality depth to the bottom of the secondary
He had Micro Surgery  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 5/19/2017 9:45 am : link
So he is probably damaged goods
He ran 4.4. I doubt he is close to that now.  
Ivan15 : 5/19/2017 9:54 am : link
4.6 to 4.7 more likely after the injuries.
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aquidneck : 5/19/2017 9:59 am : link
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when every undrafted guy we sign is going to surprise and become an All-Pro, and guys who never made it through training camp healthy, and never made any actual plays, might somehow become the great if only given one more chance.



I love it too. And the magical thing is every once in a while - against great odds - one of these guys works out.



Yeah too bad Bennett Jackson wasn't the one!!!


I'm not here to argue for Jackson. His chances are slim to... almost none.

Don't care if you root against him either.

But why?
Yes, he should be signed  
GeorgeAdams33 : 5/19/2017 10:13 am : link
If he has a shot anywhere I would like for it to be here. We need a FS and so far DT & MT are unproven while Berhe & Adams are JAGS
I'd rather bring back Hall  
PatersonPlank : 5/19/2017 10:19 am : link
I wonder why we haven't yet?
This seems ridiculous. Don't you think that the Giants know  
yatqb : 5/19/2017 10:22 am : link
whether there is any chance for him to make our team? The fact that no team has signed him as yet has to say something, don't you think?
I think the team is trying to stay away from players  
Beer Man : 5/19/2017 11:28 am : link
with injury histories. It wasn't long ago that the Giants were the perennial all-injured team. Otherwise, if healthy, and as versatile DB that can play multiple positions, he is the type of DB that Spags like. He wasn't healthy in college, and he hasn't been healthy as a pro, so I don't see it happening for him with the G-men.
RE: I'd rather bring back Hall  
SGMen : 5/19/2017 12:03 pm : link
In comment 13476149 PatersonPlank said:
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I wonder why we haven't yet?
Hall didn't look too good to me late last year? He is what, 33 now? Old for a CB with leg injuries.
Come on...Bennett Jackson? Seriously?  
Klaatu : 5/19/2017 12:21 pm : link
Why not Cooper Taylor while we're at it?

Personally, I'm hoping that the Giants cut bait with more oft-injured guys like Nat Berhe and Mykkele Thompson. No need to bring another one back in.
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Giantsfan79 : 5/19/2017 1:09 pm : link
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when every undrafted guy we sign is going to surprise and become an All-Pro, and guys who never made it through training camp healthy, and never made any actual plays, might somehow become the great if only given one more chance.



I love it too. And the magical thing is every once in a while - against great odds - one of these guys works out.



Yeah too bad Bennett Jackson wasn't the one!!!



I'm not here to argue for Jackson. His chances are slim to... almost none.

Don't care if you root against him either.

But why?


I'm not rooting against Bennett Jackson. I'm rooting against the segment of BBI that thinks that bringing in a guy who has never played any snaps in a regular season game, who has torn acls in both his knees, who no other team wants, is somehow a positive answer going forward. Change for the sake of change is dumb, and bringing this guy back - to likely only see him get hurt - takes a roster spot away from someone else, it's zero sum.
Giants cut him loose  
JonC : 5/19/2017 1:16 pm : link
due to the injuries and likely because he wasn't quite athletic enough to nail down CB, and not strong and physical enough at S. It appears a notch below NFL player.
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