There is no question about the impact that Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has. After a down 2011 season, one in which Jackson didn't net 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since his rookie season, it looks like Jackson is ready for a rebound year. At least, quarterback Michael Vick thinks Jackson will make a bigger impact on the field in 2012.
"I think his attitude in minicamp and OTAs was outstanding," Vick said of Jackson on NFL Network's Total Access. "I think he came in and wanted to work hard. He worked extremely hard with a different attitude, a different mindset. I’m proud of DeSean, I’m proud of how far he has come and just him being patient. Obviously our organization felt like it was important to get him signed and keep him happy, so I’m proud of both parties."
Jackson wasn't happy about a lack of a contract extension last year, and his played showed it. Hopefully for the Eagles and fantasy owners, he's set to make up for a down 2011. We have Jackson ranked at 34th among WRs, and available in the 7th round. There's no questioning his big-play talent, it's the weeks where you get 2 catches for 7 yards that will kill you. Unfortunately, that's just something you have to live with with Jackson. We rank teammate Jeremy Maclin 18th, and he's much more consistent week-to-week and is a red zone target for Michael Vick.