The NFL’s best slot cornerbacks, No. 3: Kareem Jackson, Texans

Jackson’s primary attribute as a slot man is his ability to read and adjust to route concepts. No matter what kind of combinations opposing receivers throw at him, Jackson always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He can cover straight up in man or aggressive zone coverage against everyone from shifty slot receivers to mammoth tight ends, but his real value inside is on display when he’s asked to diagnose on the fly. He missed four games with an ankle injury in 2015 but was still tested 43 times as a slot corner, allowing no touchdowns, picking off two passes and allowing an opponent QB rating of 68.4.

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