By: Steve Johnson
Adoree Jackson, CB, USC
5’10” 186, 31 3/8″ arms, 9 1/4″ hands
4.42 40, 36″ vert, 122″ broad jump
2014: 12 games. 49 tackles, 4 TFL, 9 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR
2015: 14 games. 35 tackles, 1 int for 46 yards, 1 TD, 8 PD, 1 FF
2016: 13 games. 55 tackles, 2 TFL, 5 int for 21 yards, 11 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR
Misc. Stats: 79 KR, 2141 yards, 4 TDs; 46 PR, 578 yards, 4 TD; 39 rec, 628 yards, 6 TDs; 15 att, 92 yards
Accodolates: 2013 USA Today high school All-American, 2014 Pac-12 Defensive Freshmen of the Year, 2014 Freshmen All-American, 2016 Jim Thorpe Award, 2016 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, 2016 consensus All-American
Injuries: Injured right ankle in Rose Bowl.
History: Blue chip prospect out of California, Jackson played RB/WR/CB/RS in high school, along with basketball and track. Jackson is one of the top track athletes in the country, competing in the long jump and the 4x100m relay.
Strengths: Elite athlete, that was an All-American and Pac-12 champion in track and field. Three year starter that has produced every year, on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Track star speed (1.53 10-yard split in 40). Great ball skills that has the ability to play offense. Had 8 return TDs in his career. Has some Asante Samuel in him.
Weaknesses: Small, thin framed. Will get pushed around in the run game and by bigger WRs. Tiny hands. Can shy away from contact, plays like a track athlete not a football player.
Overview: An athlete track star athlete that is extremely dangerous once he gets the ball in his hands. Will be drafted higher than his CB ability due to his playmaking ability in the return game and the possibility of putting him in the slot on offense.
Draft Projection: 1st Round Pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.2