The Tennessee Titans selected USC cornerback Adoree Jackson with the No. 17 pick of the NFL Draft Thursday night. He was one of the first cornerbacks taken off the board and rightly so because Jackson had a terrific season for the Trojans.
Jackson led the defensive effort in a Rose Bowl win over Michigan. Jackson helped USC regain its prominence in Southern California and the nation.
The cornerback is a dual threat in that he can play defense and return kicks. However, he has also shown he can catch the ball on the offensive side of the ball. He even made a late run to the Heisman Trophy last season. He may have even been snubbed in the voting, but that’s a story for another day.
According to Roster Resource, Logan Ryan and Jonathan Cyprien are the starting corners going into the 2017 season. Jackson could certainly over take a roster spot if he catches either of the starters sleeping. Ryan has a winning pedigree coming from the New England Patriots and Cyprien played the last couple of seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tennessee has done a good job at overhauling its defense and Jackson will be apart of that extremely early. Expect him to start off the year returning kicks and being placed in situational packages. If he shows what everyone else saw in Los Angeles last season, he will be a starter in no time.