Jackson was the Dolphins’ second first-round pick of this draft, and his assignment will be to protect their first: former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a 2017 national champion, who was selected at No. 5 overall by Miami. Jackson was the fifth offensive lineman selected in this year’s draft. “Beyond blessed that the Miami Dolphins took this bet on me,” Jackson said via Instagram. “I’m excited to get to work and prove them right.” Jackson appeared in all 39 games of his USC career, starting every game in his sophomore and junior years. He was named Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Stanford in Week 2 of the 2019 season and made the 2019 All-Pac-12 First Team. Coming out of North Canyon High School in Phoenix, Jackson was the No. 35 overall recruit in the Class of 2017 as a four-star. Offensive tackle Austin Jackson was selected 18th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the NFL Draft. (Sarah Ko / Daily Trojan) “I’m excited to get down there and meet up with a great group of guys and start working and see where this thing takes us,” Jackson said in a video posted to the Dolphins’ Twitter. Jackson’s first round selection should come as no surprise, as he was projected to be chosen on day one of the draft by many NFL analysts. While Jackson will likely be the only USC player selected Thursday, he is expected to join wide receiver and fellow Trojan Michael Pittman Jr. as 2020 draftees. Linebacker John Houston Jr., defensive lineman Christian Rector and offensive tackle Drew Richmond are also projected as potential late-round selections. Former Trojan Austin Jackson has found his NFL home, as the offensive tackle was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. Jackson became the 82nd first-round draft pick from USC of all time, the second most of any university behind Ohio State. The two schools entered the evening tied at 81, but the Buckeyes jumped in front when defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah were drafted No. 2 and No. 3 overall, respectively. “It’s no pressure at all,” Jackson said of protecting a franchise quarterback in Tagovailoa. “I’m glad I’m with a great team and a team that believes in me, and I’m just really excited to get out there with the guys and build something special.” As the youngest tackle in his draft class, Jackson will have room to grow with a Dolphins team that struggled to a 5-11 finish in 2019 — last place in the AFC East. Miami’s offense finished with the sixth-fewest total yards per game last season, including the fewest rushing yards per game with just 72.3 and the eighth-fewest points per game with 19.1.
Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements “The BFP and CCMC should coexist. However, the temporary occupancy should be with a definite period because the BFP is also the command center of any disaster in Region 7,” Andales said in his committee report.Japson, who heads the committee on health, said the resolution is needed for the CCMC to renew its permit with the Department of Health (DOH) which expires in January.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe CCMC board, through hospital board resolution no. 001-2013 dated last Nov. 6 requested the City Council to pass a resolution to temporarily operate a health facility in a new location.Cebu City Hall’s Office of the Building Official and private structural engineers earlier declared the CCMC unfit for occupancy after it sustained heavy damage due to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol last Oct. 15. The Cebu City Council passed a resolution yesterday recognizing the Cebu City Medical Center’s (CCMC) operation at the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) building along Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City.But while the council approved the resolution of Councilor Lea Japson, Councilor Sisnio Andales said both the CCMC and the BFP should co-exist in the same compound.ADVERTISEMENT The CCMC is servicing its patients at a BFP lot and has set up a makeshift nursery for newborn infants.MORE STORIESnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewMORE STORIESnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosnewsinfoAngara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution systemnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewThe Cebu City government wanted to claim the lot and building occupied by the BFP.Last Nov. 7, a confrontation ensued between a Cebu City Hall team and BFP Regional Director Ma. Luisa Hadjula after the team tried to remove the agency’s equipment from the building.Dr. Gloria Duterte, CCMC chief said, the firefighters will only be allowed to use the temporary hospital’s billing section as their sleeping quarters.They transferred all their beds to the bigger office space at the second floor that was already occupied by CCMC personnel. Hadjula insisted that the rooms be shared with the BFP.ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew But Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama refused to allow the BFP personnel to share the space on the second floor.Duterte said she transferred her billing section to the lobby to accommodate the BFP. Correspondent Jose Santino S. BunachitaRead Next Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros MOST READ Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system BPI nets P13.74B in H1 Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time SMC bags Bulacan airport project Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments