The New Orleans Saints selected Appalachian State linebacker D'Marco Jackson with the 161st overall pick in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 30.
Jackson is a 6-foot-1, 230-pounder who is from Spartanburg, S.C. He was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 and participated in this year's Reese's Senior Bowl. He had 120 tackles in 2021 with 19 tackles for loss and six sacks. He played 53 games at Appalachian State and had 295 tackles with 35 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.