Which Panthers player could break out vs. the Eagles in Week 5?
Donte Jackson thrives on the big stage
This isn’t to say that Donte Jackson won’t jump a route if the opportunity presents itself. And it should be given Jalen Hurts’ issues with accuracy and the collective inexperience of that pairing.
The former LSU standout has matured greatly and realizes now that sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. Sometimes it’s better for the Carolina Panthers to not be so aggressive and simply limit the gain.
Jackson is the type of player that thrives on these types of matchups and relishes the opportunity to take a receiver down a few pegs. Something he more than backs that up with on-field performance.
All this without putting his team in a difficult position like a lot of lockdown corners tend to do with their mouths. Although when it comes to motivating his teammates, Jackson is at the front of the queue.
Whatever receiver Jackson is put on will have a hard time finding open space. On the off chance, it isn’t DeVonta Smith, that lockdown ability will be even more evident.
Jackson is primed for a great game come Sunday and hopefully, this will finally get people talking and perhaps get him a few extra bucks come negotiation time. He’s more than earned it.