The Bills faithful always find a way to make a underdog player a topic of discussion. Typically this guy falls in a playmaking position on either offense or defense.
In the latest chapter of blue collar prospect that should be given a chance to shine in Orchard Park, we have cornerback Dane Jackson. However, Jackson might be different.
Usually there’s only fanfare surrounding a guy… but it appears more and more like… where there is smoke, there might be fire… and the one starting the Jackson blaze is general manager Brandon Beane.
Recently appearing on the Cris Collinsworth Podcast, Beane was asked by guest host Richard Sherman about who is an under-the-radar player that could be a superstar in the making. While Beane stopped short of superstar, he did tout Jackson.
“I don’t know somebody that’s gonna be a superstar but a guy that plays your position, a guy named Dane Jackson. He was a seventh-round kid out of Pittsburgh. We started him on the practice squad early in the year and then brought him up. His instincts are very good.
“He’s a young man that we believe will be able to compete to start next year. We’re obviously gonna bring in competition for him. But he’s a guy we’ve got high hopes for as a young player that showed us it wasn’t too big for him. Some guys, you know, just have a natural feel for the…