4. CORNERBACK Adoree’ Jackson
Some analysts referred to Adoree’ Jackson during the pre-draft process as a headache-free version of Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones (formerly of the Titans). Both are undersized cornerbacks with supreme athletic ability, but whereas Jackson spends his free time making people laugh on Twitter, Jones spends his spitting on police and threatening beat writers’ families (Don’t know what I’m referring to? Ask Jim Wyatt).
In all seriousness, Jackson’s explosiveness, a quality that certainly led to him being selected over players like Tre’Davious White and Kevin King, is something the Titans haven’t had at their disposal in a very long time. He’s already shown in camp just how impressive his athleticism can be, intercepting multiple passes and making nice plays on punt returns.
Ever since Chris Johnson lost his effectiveness, the Titans have lacked a player that brings fans to the edges of their seats. I mean, no one in Tennessee has ever seen Dexter McCluster catch a pass in the flat or field a punt and responded by thinking “he could go all the way with this one!” Jackson does just that.
He isn’t currently starting, as LeShaun Sims has had a good offseason and start to Training Camp, but that won’t last long. Jackson is far too talented to be a bench warmer as a rookie. Look for him to put on a show during the month of August.