Former FAMU DRS Chris Jackson shines with Tennessee Titans

Posted at 11:51 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 23:51:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Seeing local athletes realize a dream is one of the coolest things we get to do in this industry.

FAMU DRS product Chris Jackson was drafted in the seventh round by Tennessee this year.

In May he said he didn't want to just be drafted, he wanted to make it in the NFL.

He was one of the Titans' first two picks signed this year and on Monday night he got his first NFL start.

The defensive back started inside at sot in Tennessee's win over Denver, a position that's tough but one he's being praised for playing.

"There's different calls, there's different coverages, there's different routes," said Mike Vrabel, the Tennessee Titans head football coach. "You get in there and you have to get in there and fit the run. There's some certain nuances to it that Chris has improved on and the one thing Chris Jackson and those guys are, they're willing to learn and improve. We'll keep coaching them and they'll continue to improve in whatever role we ask them to play."

The Titans face the Jacksonville Jaguars this Saturday.