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Pro Football Focus matches Williams Jackson III as the perfect free agent match for the Arizona Cardinals

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals cornerbacks in 2020 were bad.

That may be understatement on what we saw from Patrick Peterson and Dre Kirkpatrick in 2020.

They both are also free agents in 2021 and the Cardinals could stand to find an upgrade.

That is why when Pro Football Focus matched a free agent for each team to sign this offseason, it was no surprise to see cornerback as the position for the Cardinals.

From PFF:


Arizona’s offense stalled this season, but with young pieces in place, we expect it to improve without major additions in 2021. The Cardinals could certainly upgrade at receiver in free agency or the draft, but their biggest need is at cornerback, and this is a far more sparsely populated free agent group at that position.

William Jackson III is the obvious choice with a combination of age on his side, talent and history of quality play. His first season of playing time (2017) was one of the greatest statistical campaigns we have seen from a corner before his play faded away, but for his career, he has allowed just 52% of passes thrown his way to be caught for an 85.3 passer rating.

Jackson would give the Cardinals an immediate cornerback one on their roster and youth at the position as they begin to rebuild their cornerback room.

What would you think of William Jackson on the Arizona Cardinals?