Nov 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) intercepts a pass in front of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Saints 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
12. Kareem Jackson – Cornerback, Alabama; 2010 1st round 2oth overall selection
Teams that want to be successful need to hit when they are picking early, especially when they have the 10th overall selection. In 2010, the Texans decided their best bet was to take Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson, and he is now one of the mainstays for the defensively stout Houston Texans.
To this point in his career, Jackson has 310 total tackles, 53 passes defended and 11 interceptions. The numbers are nothing to scoff at, and the only thing keeping the technically savvy Jackson from creeping higher up in this list is his lack of turnovers.
Averaging roughly two interceptions per season as he is nearing the end of his sixth NFL year, Jackson needs to find ways to become a bigger playmaker to truly see his name climb up there as one of the best in the business.
Overall, the Texans got a quality starting corner, and a quality starter is what you need when picking so high in any draft.
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