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Adoree’ Jackson to the Titans at #18

USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by Tennessee Titans with the #18 pick overall.

Jackson, the 2016 Thorpe Award winner as the top defensive back in the nation, became the 80th first round draft choice in USC history, the most of any school in the nation.

The selection capped a dramatic year for Jackson, who skipped the 2016 football off-season to focus on track (he won the Pac-12 title for the second year in a row and participated in the Olympic trials) before going on to become a key member of the Trojan Rose Bowl winning team, the school career leader in kickoff returns, a consensus All-American and Pac-12 Defensive player of the year.

Adoree’ becomes the 497th draft pick from USC, also a nation leading total.

Story and video interview from Tennessee Titans home page

Video: Adoree’ on NFL Network before the draft


Garry Paskwietz
Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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