William Jackson III emerging as Bengals’ top CB

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William Jackson III emerging as Bengals’ top CB

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CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 11: Darqueze Dennard #21 and William Jackson III #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrate in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Paul Brown Stadium on August 11, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Bengals had to wait an extra year to see him in action, but William Jackson III is proving worth the patience.

Jackson is arguably the team’s best cornerback - and perhaps among the league’s top pass defenders.


Jackson, a first-rounder two drafts ago, possesses a unique combination of size and speed that had many believing he was a future No. 1 corner. He missed last season with a torn pectoral muscle.

He’s on his way to becoming just that. With Adam Jones getting older, it’s not a moment too soon either.

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