Remember the time the Dallas Cowboys drafted Michael and Joe Jackson in the same round, seven picks apart? That wasn’t awkward at all. They went to the same school (Miami) and played on the same defense, so I’m sure they heard it all.
Nonetheless, neither player made much of a contribution. Mike (CB), pick 158 in the 5th round, never saw the field for the Dallas Cowboys and was released from the practice squad in October of his rookie season.
Mike bounced around from Detroit to New England and finally logged some significant time on the field in his second year with Seattle.
It was actually a really solid breakout season in his forth year. Mike Jackson started all 17 games, grabbed an INT, forced a fumble, recovered two more and had a nice pass break up to keep Deebo Samuel out of the endzone in the Seahawks loss to the 49ers in the Wild Card round. Mike Jackson re-signed a one year deal with Seattle in April.
Defensive End Joe Jackson was somewhat the same story, but the opposite. Whereas Mike saw no playing time until he was released, Joe played significant snaps week 1 of his rookie year against the Giants.
However, outside of one other game where he logged 20 snaps, we never really heard from Joe Jackson again. He bounced around on several practice squad’s including the Browns, Chiefs and Panthers. Ultimately Joe Jackson was released from Carolina in May of 2022 and remained a free agent for the season. He did, however, collected 1.5 sacks in his time with Cleveland.