26-Year-Old Cornerback – Houston Texans
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Jackson will be one of Houston's starting cornerbacks....
2014 ADP: 468
Bye Week: 10
Kareem Jackson Contract Information:
Agreed to terms on a five-year deal in July 2010.
Jackson lined up as a slot cornerback during the preseason and will continue to get reps there in training camp, CSN Houston reports. "I think it's going pretty good," Jackson said of playing on the inside. "Definitely a lot of fun in there, a lot of opportunity, a lot closer to the ball so I definitely have some chances to make some plays and stuff. It's been fun and I think I've been learning pretty well."
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Jackson had a nice bounce-back season in 2012 when his hold on one of the starting cornerback jobs appeared to be vulnerable. He enters the 2013 as a starter with more solid footing.
Jackson held on to his starting cornerback spot, but was pushed for snaps all season by Jason Allen, who left for Cincinnati in the offseason via free agency. Jackson certainly hasn't lived up to the billing as a first-round draft pick and his starting job can be stolen by a veteran, like Alan Ball. The Texans will also take a look at two 2011 draft picks -- Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael -- but Jackson enters training camp as the starter.
Like many rookie cornerbacks, Jackson had a difficult time in transitioning to the pro game, though his struggles were no worse than as every other cornerback on the Texans' roster. Coaches love his physicality -- Jackson was fifth on the team with 71 tackles -- and feel good about him in zone coverage. They feel he needs to learn better man-to-man technique, and those are the kinds of things that come with experience and repetition. One thing is for certain, he should see more action coming his way with opponents likely to throw away from Jonathan Joseph's side.
Jackson was already lining up with the first-unit and is expected to start at one of the cornerback positions to open the 2010 season. Houston needs some of its younger players to develop in the secondary and it doesn't take a savant to realize Jackson, selected in the first round, will get a plenty of chances to prove himself.