Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson took part in the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Sunday, and he had an opportunity to capitalize on a good showing at the Senior Bowl. However, his combine results were not ideal.
Jackson kicked off the event by posting a 4.60-second run in his first attempt at the 40-yard dash. He was able to improve on that with his second attempt, as he posted a 4.57. But while the time was certainly respectable, it only ranked 22nd among defensive backs and 83rd overall at the 2020 combine.
The native of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, also finished outside the top 15 in both the vertical jump and the broad jump. He posted a 35-inch vertical that tied for 17th in his position group as well as a 122-inch broad jump that tied for 18th among defensive backs.
He fared a bit better in the three-cone drill, as he posted a time of 7.07 seconds that ranked 11th among defensive backs. And his 4.27-second 20-yard shuttle signified his best performance of the day, as it ranked eighth in Jackson’s position group. The Pitt product did not take part in the bench press.
It is unlikely that these results will boost Jackson’s stock ahead of the NFL draft, but he will have another opportunity to demonstrate his ability, as Pitt's pro day is set for March 18. The 2020 NFL draft is set to begin on April 23.