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Cincinnati Bengals Select Houston CB William Jackson III No. 24 Overall

The Cincinnati Bengals went for help in the defensive secondary with the No. 24 pick, tabbing Houston's William Jackson III. 

Round: 1

Pick: 24

Selection: Cincinnati Bengals select Houston CB William Jackson III

">@Bengals select CB William Jackson III! pic.twitter.com/iSoQq2cQiq

— NFL (@NFL)

With the #24 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Bengals select CB William Jackson III! pic.twitter.com/iSoQq2cQiq

— NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016

">April 29, 2016

Analysis: Jackson III is one of the draft's highest-risers. He played in the AAC, a non-Power 5 league, but held up very well in his team's Peach Bowl win over Florida State. 

Jackson III has tremendous length, size and agility. He's not a quick-twitch guy but seems to profile well as a press-man corner. He's fearless as well.