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Bennett Jackson's ability to cover deep threats has been impressive.
Second to Third Round
The inconsistency of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie shows that the bigger corner regime in Philadelphia hasn't worked out very well.
Bennett Jackson has the fluidity and aggressiveness similar to an Asante Samuel, who has played much better than Asomugha or Rodgers-Cromartie as a starting corner in Atlanta after being traded for a seventh-round pick from the Eagles.
Jackson played very well against Marqise Lee in the USC game, and has shown no fear in defending the other team's best receiver one-on-one.
Likely Pro Bowl selection Richard Sherman was a receiver for a few years at Stanford before moving to corner.
Bennett Jackson switched to corner in 2011 after a year at receiver, and recorded four interceptions in the first five games of this season in his first year as a starter. Since then, he has not recorded any because he hasn't been targeted and freshman KeiVarae Russell is the player other teams target.
Jackson would be a third corner who would allow the big and physical corners like Sherman and Brandon Browner line up in the slot like Charles Woodson has with the Packers.
Asante Samuel and Dunta Robinson have been a surprisingly great corner duo without Brent Grimes, who tore his ACL early in the season.
The Falcons most likely won't be able to pay three corners at a large salary with Grimes a sought after free agent after this season, so with Robinson turning 31 in the off-season and a great fit in the slot, Jackson could be a great third corner.
*One year left of eligibility