The Jacksonville Jaguars look for good height and length from their secondary players and William Jackson fits the mold that head coach Gus Bradley envisions. At six feet tall with 31 3/4″ arms, the cornerback has the kind of height and length they need in their defensive scheme.
While the addition of Prince Amukamara and the presence of players Aaron Colvin and Davon House will make the cornerback position a bit crowded (not to mention Demetrius McCray and oft-maligned Dwayne Gratz), the Jaguars struggled with injuries to their secondary all throughout 2015 and desperately need depth. Jackson will help provide that depth for the Jags.
Jackson offers tempting speed (4.37 40-yard dash at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine) and decent ball skills. He could be something special with time working into the rotation and stepping up in dime situations. He isn’t the strongest player at the position, but his size will be tempting and tough to pass up. There’s upside here and the Jags have gambled on potential in third round before.
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