Over the next two months, HornsNation, will analyze each of the scholarship players currently on the Texas roster. (The bulk of the 2012 class is not currently on the roster.) We will look at the player’s past contributions, what he might do for Texas this year and the future impact he could have on the program. Starting with No. 1 Mike Davis we will go through the roster numerically before ending with No. 99 Desmond Jackson.
No. 16 Bryant Jackson
Wide receiver, 6-2, 191, sophomore
Impact in 2011
Jackson was moved from defensive back to wide receiver at the starter of the 2011 season. The thought was that he could help shore up what was then considered a thin wide receiving corps. But Marquise Goodwin decided to come back to football and that pushed Jackson deep into the rotation. He had one catch which came in the bowl game against Cal.
Impact in 2012
Jackson could have a tough time finding the field because of a bevy of young freshmen receivers who are headed to Texas. If he does not stake his claim to some playing time early in fall camp, Jackson is going to spend another season in a backup role and on special teams.
Impact in 2013 and beyond
Jackson appears to be poised t be a special teams player for Texas throughout his career. He has the speed an athleticism to do well at that spot. Plus, the skill he learned as a defensive back in high school allows him to be an excellent tackler.