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CB William Jackson III, Houston
Age: 22
Height: 6-0
Weight: 189

College Career: After a stint in junior college, Jackson became a starter for the Cougars in 2013 and never lost his spot. He started 27 games at Houston and snatched eight interceptions, including five as a senior.

Strengths: Tall and long. Ran a 4.37 40-yard-dash at the Combine, surprising some with his speed. Jackson has good ball skills and isn’t content with interceptions — he returned two of them for touchdowns last season. Instincts are impressive on tape.

Weaknesses: While he has the frame to be a press-man corner, he needs to fill it out with added muscle to be able to jam NFL wide receivers. Needs to improve in run support. Tackling technique needs work.

Bears Outlook: Jackson has the height and length that Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio covets, and his speed fits John Fox’s desire to get faster on defense. Jackson won’t come into the NFL as a perfect corner, but he already possesses all the traits you can’t teach. Under the tutelage of Fangio and defensive backs coach Ed Donatell, he would have a good chance of developing into a No. 1 corner for years to come.

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