Kareem Jackson CB Alabama - 1st round pick

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  1. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    Texans adresss CB first
     
  2. MannyFresh

    MannyFresh El Capitan

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    Who??????? Why not Kyle Wilson?
     
  3. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    Kareem Jackson Scouting Report
    By Matt McGuire

    Strengths:
    Good size and body frame
    Three-year starter
    Smooth athlete with nice change of direction
    Comfortable in press and off-man
    Mirrors receivers well
    Above average speed
    Underrated ball skills
    Terrific at anticipating short routes
    Smart and instinctive
    Fluid hips
    Very confident
    Competitive and fearless
    Very well coached
    Displays great awareness of route recognition
    Polished and does the little things
    Tough in red zone




    Weaknesses:
    Struggles to get off blocks
    Not a very physical hitter
    Only two interceptions as a sophomore and junior
    Somewhat inconsistent
    Gets a little lazy with tackling technique
    Needs to use hands better at the line of scrimmage

    Summary: Jackson is a talented prospect with the tape to back him up, but he doesn't have first-round tape and is a liability against the run. Jackson has an impressive skill set overall and will be drafted anywhere from late first round to late second round.

    Player Comparison: Marcus Trufant. Jackson isn't as consistent as Trufant, but he does have the skill set to be a very good corner.

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  4. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Good pick. I guess they had him rated higher than Wilson and McCourty
     
  5. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Solid enough pick. I had Wilson rated a bit higher, but Jackson over McCourty. I will take this pick. I give it a solid B.
     
  6. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    I kind of don't like this pick :/
     
  7. V Man

    V Man Pumpkinhead

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    Believe we picked Jackson over Wilson because of the conference he played in.
     
  8. JayCee

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    as mention in the draft thread - proven player at the highest level in college, safe solid pick. i like it.
     


  9. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

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    The Texans know more than we do, they employ and pay an entire scouting department to sit around and evaluate these guys.
     
  10. Cjeremy635

    Cjeremy635 Overtraining

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    I'll take you guy's word for it. I have no idea who he is (I'm not a big college ball guy, so I don't know who the prospects are). Hopefully he'll be solid contributor right off the bat and live up to being a 1st round pick.
     
  11. Pocky

    Pocky Rookie

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    I don't know much about this CB, but LZ was talking him up acouple days before the draft. I'm just glad we didn't draft a P-Burnt clone in Kyle Wilson.
     
  12. MFG16

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    Jackson on 610 right now.

    Said he talked to the Texans at the combine but was still surprised they drafted him. looks forward to coming in and working hard and doing anything for the organization. sounded confident.
     
  13. stingray

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    All I can say... A very very safe pick.. Not A lot of upside but he is pro-ready.
     
  14. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Our previous pick for a defensive player from Alabama turned out okay. :)
     
  15. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    I agree he is from the AFC South of College football..solid pick.

    I wonder if we can trade up and get Wilson....hmmmmm
     
  16. TexansMVP

    TexansMVP Probowler

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    Word. Hopefully we can strike gold by drafting another defensive player from Bama...we all remember what happened with the last one.
     
  17. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    the offensive one hasn't been total suck either.
     
  18. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    Where can I buy my Kareem Jackson jersey! Bleeding Crimson Tide red has got to be good for spurning NFL defensive players.

    Welcome to Houston, Kareem!
     
  19. Pocky

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    Oh, and I love the guy's name.

    I can just imagine the opening game now, "Kareeeem the Dreeeeam with another inception against Peyton Manning, sealing the gam in last two-minutes of regulation!"
     
  20. kiwitexansfan

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    I think with Jackson, Quin and Pollard we have the most physical secondary in the NFL.
     

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