Houston Texans: Measuring Up Rookie Corner Kareem Jackson

September 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There has been a tone of speculation around the first-round pick of Kareem Jackson by the Houston Texans in the 2009 draft. When Jackson came out for the draft in 2009 his college coach Nick Saban told him he did not think the corner was ready, and should wait one more year before entering the draft.
Saban may have been correct.
With the Texans at the bottom of the barrel in pass protection, Jackson has been taking the majority of the blame for the Texans' poor pass defense over the first three games of the season.
Here is a comparison of how Jackson stacks up against the other rookie corners taken in the first round of the 2009 draft:
Jackson has acquired 16 tackles, three passes defended, and zero interceptions in the first three games of the season.
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