Jackson Jeffcoat Out For the Season

Updated: October 15, 2012

Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat was gaining steam as a late to mid first round pick this season. Despite a team that struggles time-to-time around him on defense, Jackson was putting together a nice 2013 Draft campaign for himself.

Now all of that is over due to a pectoral injury. Sad to see him go down halfway through the year:

Jackson Jeffcoat will miss the remainder of the 2012 season due to a right pectoral rupture suffered in the Red River Blowout loss to Oklahoma. The junior missed spring practice earlier this year due to a rupture of his left pectoral muscle suffered in the November game against Texas A&M that, after he played two more games, ultimately required surgery.

This is the same injury Elvis Dumervil suffered about a year or so ago and never quite returned to his 20 sack form. The fact that Jackson has had this injury twice will definitely raise a medical red flag on him. As a matter of fact, I can tell you for certain that recurring injuries like this will have at least one team take him completely off the draft board.

He still has a year of eligibility left at Texas so we’ll see what he decides to do. If he were to ask YA BOY I’d tell him go into the draft if the advisory board gives him anything higher than a 4th round grade.