Former Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson was selected No. 45 overall by the Green Bay Packers in Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

Jackson came to Iowa all the way from Texas, and he really blew into a big-time standout. He led the nation with eight INTs in 2017, tying a single-season school record. Jackson’s best season certainly came last season, where he totaled 48 tackles, the eight INTs, including returning two for touchdowns, and 18 pass breakups.

The big season helped Jackson become a unanimous consensus First-Team All-American and was a semi-finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award.

Interestingly, Jackson went to Iowa to catch passes, not defend them, but it’s a good thing he switched to defense. He has great size at 6-foot and 196 pounds, and he should make a quick splash in the NFL.

Exiting high school, Jackson was rated a 3-star prospect, and he was ranked as the nation’s No. 149 overall cornerback and the state of Texas’ No. 25 overall prospect, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.