I just got out of a production meeting with Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, who will be on “NFL Total Access” Monday night. With this being the middle of draft season I asked the 5-foot-10, 175-pound game-breaker what it’s like to be a player that so many smaller draft prospects at the position — like Boise State’s Titus Young and Troy’s Jerrel Jernigan — are compared to.
“It goes to show that all my hard work has paid off,” Jackson said. “When I was coming out people said I was too small, I couldn’t do this and that, DeSean Jackson wasn’t going to be able to be successful on the next level. I think that I’ve shown people I can be.”
To that note, I asked him if he thinks he’s changed some opinions regarding smaller wide receivers who are typically are shunned in favor of bigger receivers.
“I believe doors have been opened,” Jackson said. “Coming into the 2008 draft, they said that I might no b physical enough but I think I’ve shown that you can be successful with speed and quickness.”