Miami Dolphins Draft Profile: William Jackson

With Vernon Hargreaves potentially out of the picture at 13 overall, the Miami Dolphins may turn to William Jackson III.

The Miami Dolphins desperately need a starting cornerback to join recent addition Byron Maxwell in the secondary. While Brent Grimes was definitely on the decline last season, he was still the best cornerback the team had, and finding his replacement will be crucial in this year's NFL Draft. 

One name that has been floating around the middle of the first round is Houston Cougars CB William Jackson. Jackson is the fastest cornerback in the draft, running an blazing 4.37 forty-yard dash at this year's combine. This instantly separates him from Maxwell, who is a more physical corner. Pairing the two could give the Dolphins their best cornerback duo since Vontae Davis and Sean Smith played for the team. 

At 6 feet, 190 pounds, Jackson might be the best overall physical talent at the position in the draft, aside from Jalen Ramsey. The one thing preventing Jackson from jumping into the top ten are the questions surrounding his competition coming from the AAC and playing for Houston, not known for being in the NCAA's best conference. That being said, Jackson is a turnover machine, He had five interceptions last season, two of which he returned for touchdowns of 35 and 55 yards. 

If that wasn't enough, Jackson showed out in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, with two picks and 10 total tackles against Florida State.

The Dolphins desperately need a corner, and the odds are both Hargreaves and Ramsey will be gone by the time the 13th pick rolls around. That being said, most analysts have Jackson as a later first round talent, and the Miami Dolphins will have to decide if he has the value to take him as high as 13th overall. 

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