Bengals’ top draft pick in 2016 was praised by observers in ’17 as one of Cincinnati’s top young players after outstanding first season of action ... Did not play in 2016 rookie season after suffering torn pectoral muscle early in training camp ... Thrust into action early in ’17, and consistent production earned him increased playing time as season progressed ... Played in 15 games with five starts, with only missed game coming Nov. 19 at Denver due to toe injury ... Saw action on 697 of 1146 possible snaps on defense (61 percent) ... Finished with 14 PDs, which tied for team lead ... His one INT — his career first — came on Sept. 24 at G.B., when he jumped an Aaron Rodgers pass intended for WR Jordy Nelson and returned it 75 yards for a TD; it was only the second pick-six of Rodgers’ career, and Jackson became just the 14th player in Bengals history to score on his first career INT (the first since DE Carlos Dunlap in 2012).