Vincent Jackson by the numbers

I shared my thoughts Monday on why I think San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson could be a perfect fit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In short, he’d give them a legitimate No. 1 receiver and a deep threat.

But let’s turn to ESPN Stats & Information to elaborate a little more on what Jackson brings to the table. Of all the receivers with a minimum of 100 receptions since 2008, Jackson ranks third with an average of 18 yards per catch. Only Mike Wallace (18.8) and Malcolm Floyd (18.5) had higher averages.

Since 2008, Jackson has 37 catches on passes thrown more than 20 yards downfield. That ranks No. 4 in the NFL. Jackson’s 11 touchdowns on throws of 20 yards or more in that same span tie him for No. 6 in the NFL.

Last season, 54 of Jackson’s 60 receptions resulted in a first down. That’s a 90-percent conversion rate. Floyd, his teammate, was the only receiver with at least 40 catches to post a better conversion rate (95.3 percent).