Bengals first-round pick William Jackson suffers torn pectoral muscle

The NFL career of William Jackson III is off to a rookie start.

After being selected with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the former Houston Cougars star was expecting to make an immediate impact with his new team, the Cincinnati Bengals.

Unfortunately, Jackson will have to recover from a serious injury before seeing the field.

On Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network announced Jackson could miss three to four months after suffering a torn pectoral muscle.

While it is a setback for Jackson, it isn’t a crushing blow for the Bengals.

With their 2016 first-round pick on the sideline, the Bengals will turn to veterans Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick to hold down the starting spots with Darqueze Dennard as the No. 3.

Interestingly enough, all three of the Bengals top corners outside of Jackson are also former first-rounders.

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