The Houston Texans selected CB Kareem Jackson out of Alabama with the 20th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Texans must have been on tilt when C.J. Spiller and Ryan Mathews were off the board as they appeared to have been reaching for a need position. The Sporting News had Jackson pegged as a 4th round pick while Pro Football Weekly had him graded out in the second or third round. Jackson played in 14 games (all starts) for Alabama last season in which he had 49 tackles, broke up 13 passes and he had 1 interception. Jackson is a small guy at 5’11″, 195 pounds and he is not very fast running a 4.55 40. If the Texans are thinking about starting Jackson he is going to need safety help over the top. Jackson played in 41 games (40 starts) in his three years at Alabama in which he made 159 tackles, broke up 29 passes, he intercepted 5 passes, forced 1 fumble and he intercepted 1 pass. I think the Texans dropped the ball with the pick of Jackson as other corners ranked a lot higher.
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