At 6' and 200 lbs., Justin Jackson almost went undrafted. At the NFL Combine he posted a 4.52 40, 38.5" vertical jump and a 122" broad jump, all sufficiently positive marks. Out of Northwestern (Big 10), Jackson finished as the NCAA's 11 leading rusher - as in the HISTORY of the NCAA, with 5,440 yards and 41 touchdowns on the ground over his four years. He's no slouch in the passing game either with 122 receptions over the same period. With 1,142 carries in college, Jackson is sixth in the history of the NCAA in this metric. Whether or not this workload impacts Jackson's performance remains to be seen but, early in camp, he's showing well and giving second-year player, Austin Ekeler, a run for his money. Ekeler is supremely versatile and likely still has the edge in the battle but it's a duel to watch into late August. Incumbent starter, Melvin Gordon, has been healthy of late but should the injury bug bite, the RB2 in the Chargers' offense could be a valuable and productive player. Jackson is found as the RB17 on DLF's rookie running back rankings.