Round 2: Philadelphia Selects WR Jackson
WR DeSean Jackson, California
WR DeSean Jackson, California

Posted Apr 26, 2008

With Selection 18 in Round 2, Philadelphia selects WR DeSean Jackson, California. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!

Player DeSean Jackson, WR, California
Team Philadelphia Eagles
Pick Round 2, Selection 18 (49 Overall)
Stats Ht: 6-0   Wt: 172   40: -  
With the 49th overall pick in the draft, the Eagles selected wide receiver/ kick returner DeSean Jackson from Cal to address their need at those positions. Jackson is well known for his blazing speed and should have a chance to make an impact on the team right away, mainly as a returner. The Eagles managed to get Jackson at good value because many people expected him to be gone after the first round. - Andrew Pluta,
Philadelphia badly needed to get some speed at the receiver position and they were also looking for a return specialist. They may have filled both roles with the speedy Jackson.
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