According to Yahoo.com’s draft analysis, “The Texans needed to find a cornerback to replace Dunta Robinson and Jackson fills the void. However, I don’t know how you can go with Jackson over a guy like Kyle Wilson at this stage. But he is a technically sound guy who can tackle and find the football down the field. He just isn’t the big time man-to-man corner that Wilson is.”
There is no doubt that playing for Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban improved the NFL status for Jackson.