Warren Jackson is off to the 2021 NFL Draft after a huge Junior season
The Mountain West Conference has postponed their football season beyond the Fall as concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic still linger. Under the circumstances, seniors and draft eligible players everywhere are going to be forced to make tough decisions; among them is Colorado State wide receiver Warren Jackson, who has opted to enter and train for the 2021 NFL Draft.
After a monster Junior season, a year where Jackson posted a stat line of 1,119 yards receiving and eight touchdowns on 77 catches, he has decided a move to the next level over playing in the Spring rather than taking the chance on entering the draft. One advantage Jackson does have: his size as he is listed at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds.
Warren Jackson says goodbye to CSU
He will have to wow at the NFL Scouting Combine and in visits with teams given the depth of the wide receiver class. Jackson took to his Twitter account to give his gratitude and farewell to Ft. Collins and Colorado State. He added:
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"“When I made the decision to return for my senior season, I did so believing that our football team was going to do something special in 2020 and have the opportunity to compete for a conference championship…Unfortunately, we were not able to get the chance. I still believe this will do something special when they are able to compete again, but I have made the very tough decision to forgo my final year of eligibility and begin training for the 2021 NFL Draft.”"
2021 NFL Draft outlook for Warren Jackson
It truly does seem like Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley set a precedent, not only for 2020 but beyond for prospects to control their own destiny. While Jackson is not a likely first rounder like the seven guys before him who opted out, he still looks to have made the best decision for himself instead of holding off his season until the Spring.
As names like LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman, Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle, and Purdue’s Rondale Moore seem to rise to the top of the class, Jackson will look to make a name for himself as he hopes to make one NFL team extremely happy. After three seasons at Colorado State, Jackson is off to the 2021 NFL Draft.