Even as Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin and his staff held a midnight re-setting of their board for Friday’s second and third rounds of the NFL Draft (7 p.m.-NFL Network), praise rolled in for the club’s selection of Houston cornerback Will Jackson III.
How can you not like William Jackson III already? After all, his first act as a Bengal was to break the hearts of the Steelers Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Bengals swiped him at No. 24 with the Steelers poised at No. 25 to draft their first first-round cornerback of the 21st century.
Houston cornerback Will Jackson figured he would be drafted in the first round by a team in the AFC North. But he thought it was going to be the Pittsburgh Steelers.
University of Houston head coach Tom Herman talks about the skills of Cincinnati Bengals William Jackson III and the 5 Ohio State players that went in the top 20 of the 2016 NFL Draft.