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    Jackson is in town by invitation meeting with the team...

    http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/c...lphins-tuesday
    Houston CB William Jackson is visiting the Dolphins on Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

    Jackson is definitely in play at No. 13 overall, especially with the strong possibility that Jalen Ramsey and Vernon Hargreaves are off the board. ESPN's Louis Riddick has called Jackson the best cover corner in the class, and we wouldn't be surprised if teams rank him accordingly as the No. 2 or 3 defensive back. He is in the same tier as Clemson's Mackensie Alexander.



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  • #2
    He is coming off an injury so it makes sense why they are giving him a look.

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    • #3
      Minor knee injury. It does concern me at 13
      The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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      • #4
        Saw a write up on PFF that had him as the #2 DB in the entire draft...

        Pro Football Focus' assessment of him:

        "William Jackson may be the best cornerback available in the 2016 NFL draft. With FSU star Jalen Ramsey more of a moveable chess piece on defense than he is a true cornerback, Jackson is at the top of the class and is likely to make a case for himself at the combine.

        "At 6-1 and around 190 pounds, Jackson fits the size and shape profile that NFL teams covet, in a draft where more than one of the other top prospects — Mackenzie Alexander (Clemson) and Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) — do not.

        "Jackson was PFF’s second-highest graded cornerback in coverage this season, and second only to Ramsey in overall grade when play against the run is thrown into the equation. He was targeted 93 times this past season, allowing only 46 catches (49.5 percent). He had five interceptions and 12 pass breakups, allowing a passer rating of just 57.9 when thrown his way.

        Jackson does seem to have some mental lapses during games, occasionally seeming confused with motion and route combinations designed to force him into a quick decision. However, when he can just line up and play coverage against a receiver he demonstrates high-level ability and an almost limitless potential.

        Some will question the level of competition he faced at Houston, but if one takes a look at just his numbers against Power-5 competition, his numbers actually improved. He didn’t allow a touchdown against any of those teams and the passer rating when he was thrown at fell to just 31.8."

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        • Idahomer
          Idahomer commented
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          I know Apple and Mac are both on peoples radar, but the stat I like here is the 5 picks. Playmakers are playmakers. You don't teach it, they just have that special knack for being in the right place at the right time. I like this kid and would be fine with him over the others being mentioned for us including Hargreaves, who IMO isn't going to be a scheme fit.

        • cuchulainn
          cuchulainn commented
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          Can't teach natural ability. He has 4.3 speed and a lot of length. I'm still wary of him, but coming around. Jackson isn't a tactician and bites a lot, but that speed allows him to recover.

          On the flip side, a guy like Alexander didn't get a lot of opportunities for INTs as teams made a point to throw elsewhere and not try him as he is a tactician. The knock on Alexander is that he focuses primarily on shutting down his WR to the point of not showing a lot of awareness as to what else is happening on the field.

      • #5
        Jackson is a stud and I would be happy with the pick. I was hoping he would stay in the 2nd round where he would be a steal but he has been flying up boards as of late.

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        • Driven_Phinsane!
          Driven_Phinsane! commented
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          Pretty much par for the course..If we are seriously considering him @ 13, it'll probably be Todd Gurley all over again, another team will draft him a couple of spots ahead of us & he'll be a stud...

        • DolphinsFreak
          DolphinsFreak commented
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          Speaking of the Gurley Situation.................I am worried about the Dolphins making that trade with the Eagles and then using OUR pick to draft Ekekiel Elliot and he turns out to be a stud while the players they send to the Dolphins are on IR.

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