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Syracuse wide receiver Trishton Jackson declares for 2020 NFL Draft

At least a mildly surprising development.

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Syracuse Orange redshirt junior wide receiver Trishton Jackson has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, according to a Thursday afternoon post on Twitter.

In the image, Jackson thanks both SU and Michigan State (where he transferred from), along with the coaching staffs and teammates he’s worked with along the way.

In 13 games as a member of the Orange — last year’s Camping World Bowl and 12 games in 2019 — Jackson caught 69 passes for 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns. This past season was among the best in program history in several respects and he was easily the team’s best receiving option.

Personally, have no clue where the 6-foot-1 and 191 pound wideout would be selected, if at all. Though he was projected to have an excellent redshirt senior season with Syracuse, he wasn’t necessarily expected to declare. Obviously something changed for him this offseason that spurred the move to forego his last season with SU. There’s time to get into what this means for SU’s wideouts, and we’ll get to that in a separate piece.

It’s likely we hear more about Jackson’s potential path to the NFL in the coming weeks and months. Though he only played for Syracuse for a short time, we still wish him the best as he attempts to get selected in the spring.