Tennessee Vols defensive back Theo Jackson was projected to be an undrafted free agent.

Instead, Jackson was selected with the No. 204 pick (round six) by the Tennessee Titans.

Jackson, a Nashville native, played in 56 games for the Vols during his career and made 24 starts.

The former three-star recruit had a tremendous year in 2021 playing under first-year Vols head coach Josh Heupel and defensive coordinator Tim Banks.

Jackson totaled 78 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, one interception, and 1.5 sacks.

According to Pro Football Focus, Jackson had the most slot breakups among cornerbacks in college football.

Jackson has good speed, he’s physical and he’s athletic. It shouldn’t take him long to carve out a role in the Titans’ defense.

Jackson was the fourth former Vol selected this weekend, following Alontae Taylor (second round, New Orleans Saints), Velus Jones (third round, Chicago Bears), and Cade Mays (sixth round, Carolina Panthers).

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