Stud: William Jackson III
Every single metric from last season will tell you Jackson was an absolute stud. Once he got starter snaps, he started to dominate games. Nobody allowed fewer completions or yards over the last eight games of the season than Jackson, and he held opposing quarterbacks to the second lowest QB rating of any corner in the NFL. There’s a reason PFF calls him “KingWJ3.”
In camp so far, Jackson looks ready to take on the mantle of number one cornerback. He has been like a fly on flypaper on Bengals wide receivers, locking down basically everyone but Green. Even on the big play to Kermit Whitfield during the mock game, Jackson was right on him. The ball just dropped right over him into Whitfield’s arms. If Jackson can continue this play in the regular season, he will put himself into the upper echelon of cornerbacks.