Adoree’ Jackson could be the next multi-purpose star in the NFL.
Selected 18th overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft, Jackson was widely expected to feature at cornerback this fall.
The 21-year-old was used as a receiver, kick returner, and punt returner during his three years at USC, in addition to his primarily responsibilities at cornerback.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson said that Jackson will be used as a cornerback but will be implemented into the team’s offensive packages.
“I think primarily his role will be to come in here and learn to play corner,” Robinson said of Jackson on Tuesday on PFT Live. “He’s played outside corner, he’s played inside corner. He’ll work at both of those spots and then work as one of our returners back there, both punt and kickoff return.
“And I would say once he picks up that, has a good grasp of that to what degree, we can sprinkle him in on offense. We’re not closing the door on that, but I would say that’s probably not the primary role for him now. The first priority will be to help us on defense and in the return game.”
Jackson is expected to be one of the team’s pillars as the Titans look to make the postseason for the first time since 2008, and could be an integral piece on both sides of the ball.
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