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Adam Schefter Identifies Potential Surprise Pick Tomorrow

Adam Schefter speaking on the phone.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Sports writer Adam Schefter attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is hearing rumblings of a potential surprise first-round pick in this week's draft.

USC pass rusher Drake Jackson, who had 15 top-30 visits this offseason, could be shooting up draft boards as a last-minute Day 1 selection. According to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, "multiple teams" predict Jackson as a "surprise first-round pick.”

In his third and final season with the Trojans, Jackson logged 37 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks through 10 games. He also chipped in one interception and one forced fumble on the year.

At 6-foot-4, 260 lbs, Jackson's athletic frame is perfect for translation to the NFL level. He clocked a 4.5 40-yard dash time at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

The Green Bay Packers reportedly hosted Jackson for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Packers currently hold the No. 22 and No. 28 picks in this year's draft.

The 2022 NFL Draft will kickoff tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET.