Tennessee Titans: Is this Adoree Jackson’s night?

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Adoree' Jackson
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: Adoree' Jackson /

Is it time for one of the Tennessee Titans first round picks to shine?

Adoree Jackson is going to be a dynamic playmaker for the Tennessee Titans.

Now, the one question I have is whether he will be Marcus Peters, Cordarelle Patterson or something in between.

There isn’t much Adoree Jackson has going for him. He has rare change of direction and sub 4.4 straight line speed. In college, he amassed a ton of pass deflections and interceptions when QBs dared to throw it at him.

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As a return man, he was one of the most dynamic players in recent history scoring on 6% of his returns. Which means that if he had 20 punts and/or kickoffs sent his way in a season he would score at least once (during that time).

So, I don’t worry about him making an impact on the field. However, after last week you could understand if he was a little upset.

That isn’t the case though according to Jim Wyatt and his game preview for this week:

“If you’ve spent any time around Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, you know he’s a pretty confident guy. So he hasn’t exactly been moping around Saint Thomas Sports Park the past few days after his shaky start to Sunday’s game against the Bears.”

For a cornerback, confidence is key. I would love to see him come in and make a big play or two against the Kansas City Chiefs on defense, which I think he is definitely capable of doing.

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Where I really see him making an impact is as a kick and punt returner. This could be the night where they really let him return a lot of kicks, knowing that someone has to earn a job on special teams and there may be a fringe guy who is on the kick return or punt return teams.

I would imagine that for anything except a punt inside the 10, Adoree Jackson will be encouraged to return the ball.

If he gets any more than four touches, I could see him breaking off a long run for a TD. We saw it once against Carolina despite the flags, maybe tonight we can see a TD that sticks.