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Late Round Transfer Stars That Should be on Your Radar in 2024



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Each year following the NFL Draft, the top picks receive all the hype. USC’s Caleb Williams and LSU’s Jayden Daniels were taken by the Chicago Bears and Washington Commanders respectively. The two became the first pair of former transfers to be taken with the top overall picks.

However, day three picks oftentimes end up being a team’s best pick of the entire draft. Puka Nacua, a former transfer and fifth-round pick, broke the rookie records for receptions and yards. Jason Kelce, arguably the greatest center of all-time, was selected by the Eagles in the sixth round.

This year’s draft will be no different. Expect these former transfer studs to fly under the radar and have an enormous impact for their new teams (players drafted rounds 4-7 only).

Khyree Jackson CB, Minnesota Vikings, R4 P108

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning preaches toughness and grit. ‘Stand on business’ flies around the Ducks locker room pregame. Khyree Jackson brought all of that and more for Oregon throughout his two seasons in Eugene. At 6’4”, Jackson plays with explosiveness from sideline to sideline.

A two-time transfer, Jackson started his career at Fort Scott Community College before two seasons of minimal playing time under Nick Saban. Jackson’s incredible length comes with great man to man coverage skills. He uses excellent speed and athleticism to lock down top receivers on the outside.

However, there is no doubt Jackson needs development. His grabby style of play will often be flagged at the next level. Additionally, he will need to improve his wrap up tackling to make his mark. If the Vikings can hone his potential, Jackson will be a game changing play waiting to happen.

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