Jackson recorded six tackles and intercepted a pass in Week 2 against Houston.
Jackson picked off Deshaun Watson early in the second quarter as he targeted DeAndre Hopkins on a deep pass to the end zone. It was the first interception of Jackson's career, though he managed 17 passes defensed in his rookie campaign. He has worked primarily as an outside corner through the first two weeks, with Logan Ryan covering the slot receiver in most cases.
In addition to starting all 16 games at cornerback and serving as Tennessee's kick and punt returner, the 2017 first-round pick played 12 snaps on offense as a rookie, taking five carries for 55 yards. The offseason signing of Malcolm Butler might push Jackson back to the nickelback role, which in turn would decrease his snap count and leave him with more energy to help on offense. Of course, the Titans may not have any real interest in the idea, considering they're already in good shape in the backfield with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis. The 22-year-old was a contributor in all three phases at USC, but he focused on defense and the return game his final season, getting just nine offensive touches.
Jackson recorded three tackles (two solo) while failing to catch his lone target on offense in Sunday's 12-7 loss to Arizona.
Jackson's explosiveness continues to earn him some looks on offense, though all of his touches from scrimmage prior to Sunday had come in the form of rushing attempts. His offensive snaps, coupled with an ability to make big plays as a return man, give the rookie cornerback excellent long-term upside in the IDP ranks.
Jackson recorded a team-high 11 solo tackles to go with two passes defensed in Thursday's 40-17 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed once for five yards.
Jackson has received at least one touch on offense in three consecutive weeks, and he's been effective with 55 yards on five carries over that span. He was matched up with fellow USC rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster for much of the night, holding him to just four catches for 47 yards. Jackson's defensive game is improving every week, and his explosiveness with the ball in his hands is already elite.
Jackson recorded two solo tackles and two passes defensed while rushing three times for 30 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Bengals. He also returned three kickoffs for 71 yards and three punts for 17 yards.
Jackson's biggest highlights with the ball in his hands were a 32-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard run. The rookie cornerback's starting to carve out a gadget role on offense in addition to his return duties on special teams and defensive assignments, making him a versatile option in IDP formats. It's only a matter of time until Jackson's game-breaking speed translates into a touchdown.
|3||9/23/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ LAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/18||@ DAL||8:15 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/18||@ HOU||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|