Speedy Chris Jackson sounds the part of a Titans' DB

ChrisJacksonNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chris Jackson was the capper on a six-man Titans’ draft class who all sounded as if they fit the Jon Robinson-Mike Vrabel mold of hungry, self-motivated, team-first football players.

The defensive back from Marshall brings 4.46 speed to a secondary where the Titans have been talking about being better equipped to keep up with the steady influx of speedy receivers coming into the NFL.

Kansas City’s blazing receivers were an issue for Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game, and if Jackson can establish himself as the fourth or fifth cornerback he will be an upgrade in the pace.

But reads his self-description and its easy to see how he’s a Titans’ fit. [Unlocked.]

“I am kind of a guy that does whatever needs to be done for the team, if that’s playing corner, safety, regardless of the position,” he said. “In college or even in high school, I played multiple positions. That’s kind of me as a player, I can do whatever the coaches need me to do.

“I think I am a very intelligent player when it comes to knowing the Xs and Os and watching film and things like that. I think all of those together and my tenacity when I play the game, I got to make sure I make every play as much as possible. That’s how I am as a player.”

In four years at Marshall, Jackson intercepted seven passes and broke up 45 more.

“He’s got some ball disruption,” Mike Vrabel said. “That certainly stood out. We had targeted him for a long time and it really worked out well. That was one that was easy for our coaches and scouts to identify, they were on the same page as far as identifying him as a player that may potentially be there late for us to pick.”Draft2020 3D

Said Jon Robinson: “He’ll work to carve the role for himself out once we get him here and get to work with him. From an athletic standpoint, from an experience standpoint, he’s a guy that has played a couple of different spots, and we’ll see how much he can handle and see where he fits in kind of in the pecking order of that group.”

Gone from last season’s cornerback group are Logan Ryan, who would have been going into his eighth year, Tramaine Brock (11th) and LeShaun Sims (fifth).

Second-rounder Kristian Fulton and Jackson are now in line to join Malcolm Butler and Adoree’ Jackson, with Tye Smith, Kareem Orr and Kenneth Durden competing for roles and spots.

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