Amidst the chaos of the impending merger between the USFL and XFL, the Birmingham Stallions continue to make roster moves. They recently lost tight end Chris Pierce, Jr., who signed with the Carolina Panthers. The open roster spot allowed them to sign cornerback Chris Jackson.
Jackson played at Marshall University, where he was a four-year starter. Every year at Marshall he earned All-Conference USA honors. His freshman year he was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team, and he worked his way up from there. His sophomore year he was Honorable Mention, his junior year he was Second Team, and his senior year he was First Team.
He ended his time in college as one of the most accomplished cornerbacks in Marshall history. He finished with 45 pass deflections, the most ever for a Marshall player. He also added 189 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, seven interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns.
NFL scouts took notice of Jackson’s collegiate success and his raw athleticism, and he was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
With pick 243 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the #Titans selected Chris Jackson, CB, Marshall.
The Stallions have added several defensive backs recently, including Kenny Robinson and Mark Milton. The question now becomes…who stays? With reports that surviving USFL teams will have to cut their rosters down to 42, it is unlikely that all of the Stallions secondary will be protected. It will be interesting to see who sticks around and who goes. With the way the merger is transpiring, it is possible we could see Jackson on a different USFL team in a few weeks, with an XFL team, or out of the league altogether. Stay tuned.
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