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2019 Free Agency Profile: Kareem Jackson

Kareem Jackson finished the 2018 season with an overall grade of 85.7, ranking fifth out of 131 cornerbacks. As he approaches his 31st birthday, Jackson still has plenty left in the tank. As good as he is in coverage, he’s probably better in run support, as his 91.1 run-defense grade ranked second among cornerbacks this past season. Jackson is a do-it-all corner who isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and get to work.

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Jackson finished this past season with a coverage grade of 80.5, ranking 14th among cornerbacks. He allowed a passer rating of 75.2 into his coverage, ranking 16th. However, where Jackson shines most is against the run, as he recorded 20 run stops on 327 run-defense snaps last season, good for the third-best run-stop percentage (6.1%) among cornerbacks. Wherever Jackson ends up, he’ll make an immediate impact as one of the most complete corners in the game.

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