Adoree’ Jackson To The Bucs — In Round 1?

April 24th, 2017

Can “safe” be “bold?”

Bold plays are no stranger to general manager Jason Licht.

It’s why legions of Bucs fans adore and trust him — and why Nick Folk is a proud member of the Buccaneers.

“Bold” also was the word of the day recently from ex-scout and college quarterback, and current stud NFL Network raft guru/analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

In this video, he makes a call that electric Southern Cal returner/cornerback/receiver Adoree’ Jackson is a top-20 picks in this week’s draft. Jeremiah says he’s been talking to general managers and he keeps hearing Jackson is a greater commodity than is commonly believed.

News flash: your Bucs need a returner desperately, and they need cornerback depth and a talented, eventual replacement for Brent Grimes. … The receiving corps also is hurting for depth, in case you didn’t watch much Bucs football in 2015 and 2016.

Jackson had six picks in college, returned four kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns, and he caught six touchdown passes.

He’s been widely considered a second-round pick, but Jeremiah seems to think that’s inaccurate.

Last week at Licht’s predraft news conference, he talked about the prevalence of “safe” players in this draft. Taking Jackson at No. 19 overall in the first round might not be considered “safe,” but it is in some ways.

If you can draft a true dual threat: a game-changing returner and a dangerous, freak-athlete slot cornerback, then that helps your odds of not busting on a pick late in the first round, which happens 50 percent of the time across the league.

Throw in Jackson’s receiver ability, and he could become a “bold” and “safe” pick all in one.

50 Responses to “Adoree’ Jackson To The Bucs — In Round 1?”

  1. Wiezguy Says:

    Check out Will Likely out of Maryland. Corner, punt returner, WR. He was awesome for the Terps but missed most of his senior year due to injury. Picture Stephon Diggs but also a great CB.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    If that happened there would be weeping and wailing at JoeBucsFan headquarters….besides, what would they do with all the Dalvin Cook fathead wall posters? Not sure the Joes are ready to adore Adoree

  3. Supersam Says:

    I’d be ok with this, essentially getting 3 positions in 1 pick.

  4. rayjay1122 Says:

    I agree that Adoree’ Jackson would be a great value pick. I have read that he can play CB and could also possibly be a better slot receiver than Rudy. Throw in his return skills and we will be cooking with gas.

  5. Stanglassman Says:

    I just saw a mock that had him PICKED to the Bucs in the 2nd. At # 19 No way.

  6. rayjay1122 Says:

    Round 1: Jackson WR/CB/Return specialist
    Round 2: Best RB available
    That is 4 positions possibly upgraded with 2 picks.

    Rounds 3-7 BPA SAM LB, Safety, DL, OL, TE

  7. Guzzie Says:

    I can’t wait for the draft to finally get here, then we can start discussing the players we do have

  8. Guzzie Says:

    Hey Joe, where is the Florida Caleb Brantley hate article? So much time hating on Mixon, no mention of a Florida boy knocking a woman’s teeth out her head, 2nd round talent with a strong pimp hand

  9. R.O. Says:

    So you want to draft a Returner who may or may not develop into a starting CB with the 19th pick? Don’t make no sense……

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    If Light wants to go “safe” then trade back and go safe.

    at 19 I want Cook/Oj Howard/Corey Davis/Derek Barnett or a trade back if a tall possible

  11. briandorry55 Says:

    I really like his tape…he’s a scrappy player in the mold of a more athletic Brent Grimes. Good instincts and break on the ball and one of the best tacklers in this draft at the position despite being tiny (sub 5’10 and 185 pounds)…Seems like a really good kid too. I’d be thrilled with him in the second but damn…how many undersized DBs are we going to collect? Hoping he could turn into a more athletic Grimes would be great, but Grimes is the rare exception of tiny corners that can hold their own against the top receivers in the league.

    He scored on a punt return, kick return, and screen pass in the same game against Notre Dame this year…that’s a fun tape to check out.

  12. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    No way he is the pick at 19.

    If it was myself in Licht’s position this would be my draft.

    1st DE Watt or Barnett
    2nd Safety Baker or Marcus Williams
    3rd CB Tankersley
    4th TE Leggett or Kittle
    5th RB Logan
    6th WR/KR Switzer
    7th WR Josh Malone

    Would give us 4 starters over the next couple of years, plus a really underrated RB that could be a steal in the 5th, a kid who is amazing at returning kicks and also will excel in the slot, and a potential WR in Malone that could develop into a good player in 2-3 years.

  13. JP4 Says:

    Seems like USC has been a factory for mediocre talent for the last 35 years, after sending HOF guys like Lynn Swann and Ronnie Lott to the NFL in the 1970s.

    Since then, WRs and DBs coming out of there have been a whole lotta meh (except for Troy Polamalu). Players school should have little to do with his prospects in the NFL, but haven’t seen WRs or DBs out of USC worth drafting in the 1st round for a long time.

  14. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    It’s a trickle up league. The spread offense is already more present today in the NFL than it was 5-10 years ago.

    The next thing that is going to make it’s transition to the pro’s on a widespread level is the hybrid, do it all, match-up player.

    Belichick has already been building his roster’s with a focus on taking advantage of situational matchups. The rest of the league will soon be following suit.

  15. LargoBuc Says:

    There should be way better options than Adoree Jackson at 19. If we went corner, Tre White and Gareon Conley would be better as far as competing for a starting spot. In the first round ideally teams draft players that can start. Drafting a player in the first primarily due to their ability as a kick returner would be a waste. Im not opposed to going corner in the first again but only if they’re the best option to compete with Grimes and VH3.

  16. A-Train Says:

    I hove only seen Cook talked about for the Bucs… Isnt there a possibility that one of the other RB’s would fall to the BUCS.

    Why haven’t we seen anything on them?

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    No way! Kickoffs are to the point they are obsolete and punters have such great hang time that fair catches are the norm. Humpries has no problem being a fair catch machine.

  18. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Sorry Ms Jackson…
    No in the first

  19. Mo_Downs Says:

    Seems like the NFL has been trying to eliminate the KR/PR game for the last few years.

    Drafting an undersized BPA with blazing speed is not a sustainable pick.
    Go with Obi @#19 and coach him up.

    Mixon won’t be there in the 3rd, Sooooo..??
    This draft should include DE, WR, SS, RB. I don’t care about the draft order, just game changing TALENT.

  20. Jonzey Says:

    Cook at 1
    Samuel at 2

  21. Jonzey Says:

    1. Cook RB
    2. Samuel WR
    3. Duke Riley OLB
    4. Marcus Williams S
    5. TE
    6. OT
    7. T.J Logan RB/RS

  22. Jacko101 Says:

    Would be horrible at 19

  23. biff barker Says:

    WR or DE if our guy is there or BPA if it makes sense. If not, count me in with the trade back crowd.

  24. Humpty Dumpty Says:

    The Bucs have bigger needs at Safety, Def End, and WR first. I am not in favor of drafting D. Cook in the first round. There are other RB options to be had later in the draft. Joes seems to be infatuated with this Fla State connection. IMO, there are too many concerns on his history of injury and yes while he was productive in college, that doesn’t always translate to the NFL. Next subject!!

  25. Hodad Says:

    Kick returning is obsolete in today’s NFL. If you have a good returner, 99.9 percent of NFL kickers will kick it out of the end zone. Draft a corner next year to replace Grimes. We need us some more weapons for Jameis. Enough of this B.S. about drafting corners, and safeties. If you’re going to go defense, someone who can spell, and eventually McCoy would have more impact.

  26. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    We need a corner with size not another small guy. Ahkello in the 2nd would be a great pick as well. Still would take a safety though. We have a greater need there than we do at corner

  27. Brandon Says:

    Not big on Jackson but would rather have him than a RB in round 1. WR in round 2, DE or TE in round 3. RB in round 4.

  28. tnew Says:

    He’s going to eventually be converted to safety. His coverage skills are too raw and rely solely on athleticism. Gets crushed on double moves, like over and over again. If you want a receiver, draft one. If you want a corner, draft one. if you want a returner, draft Jackson. But no complaints when he becomes the new Toast.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would be very happy if we landed Adoree’ Jackson, no matter what round it is in.

    I’m also of the opinion that RB can be addresses later…maybe not as dramatically, but with a player that can get good results.

  30. ndog Says:

    There is 0 chance that at 19 any team would pick a player that has no chance to start at corner, be a gimmick wide receiver, and returns kick like 14 times in a season. For you folks that think we wasted a pick on Aguyao then this would be a much much worse pick.

  31. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Safety might be a great idea for him. He’s fast. Great suggestion.

  32. Miko Says:

    the return game is no longer important and rarely occurs…should be no factor in draft decisions

  33. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    His would be a dreadful reach at 19 for a team with real needs at safety, DL, RB and WR. I dont think Licht would make this move.

  34. Destinjohnny Says:

    I think he is a game changer

  35. Jonzey Says:

    Cook and Samuel is a game changer that we need, Kanas have Hill as a returner and he made pro bowl. Hester was the best, you need that change of pace player. T.J Logan could be that guy

  36. Bobby M. Says:

    I like the pick but his value as a “WR” is about the same as the 5th or 6th string WR we have now. A guy cant play on all sides of the ball effectively…..He’ll be a DB with return skills. Maybe a WR on a gimic play here and there but thats it.

  37. Pickgrin Says:

    Adore Jackson would be a good addition to the Buccaneers. Not crazy about picking him at 19 – hopefully we could trade down, get extra picks and still get him – or Budda Baker. I’d be happy with either as our 1st pick if we could land at least an extra 3rd rounder in the process.

  38. LakeLandBuc Says:

    If you want a return guy..draft Georgia Bulldogs Isaiah McKenzie in the 7th round. He can also play WR, he returned 5 punts for TDs at UGA. A great punt returner is a need.

  39. LakeLandBuc Says:

    And McKenzie caught 7 TDs and ran for another 4.

  40. Bonafide... Says:

    I believe that we have a solid DLine this year now that Baker has been added freeing up William Gholston to float between DE and DT. Yes the core is aging but I see Rush DE being more of a focus for next year’s draft. My dream draft:
    Christian McCaffrey RB
    Josh Jones SS
    Tez Tabor CB
    Jordan Leggett TE / Kittles TE
    Josh Malone WR
    Stacey Coley WR
    Chad Kelly QB

  41. Bucamania Says:

    Adoree jackson is a special talent and he will go in Rd 1. I’d be fine with it. Electric return guy, CB, and occasional WR player in one.

  42. Jonzey Says:

    that would be a good pick

  43. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Adoree Jackson and Curtis Samuel are the same player…one from the West the other from the East.

    Because I’ve seen more of Samuel and consider him perhaps a bit more stout than Jackson I favor him but I like them both.

  44. Kalind Says:

    Sorry Joe. That’s some terrible analysis. Adore isn’t value doesn’t bring an abundance of athleticism. He ran slow at the combine, doesn’t have great film (he gets roasted…a lot) and is smallllllllll.

    But he returns punts. So I guess that balances. -_-

  45. grafikdetail Says:

    Pewter Report’s final fake draft has the buc taking adoree at 19…

  46. NFLNut Says:

    I like Adoree’s game and wouldn’t be upset with that pick at all …

  47. Mort Says:

    I would be okay with this. Barnett still first choice, but I do want Jackson on my team.

  48. Skipper Says:


  49. Mo_Downs Says:

    This is pretty well covered ground. But, NO to Adoree.

    The better choice IMHO would be the WR that “EXPOSED” Adoree in the Rose Bowl.

    You Know..the guy from Penn State that had 11 TD’s last season and posted a 4.4 at the NFL Combine at 6’1/205lbs..??

    You don’t draft the guy that got SMOKED in the biggest game of his life.
    You draft the guy who SMOKED a top draft pick..and had the biggest home of his life.

    Chris Godwin will be available until the middle of Rd 2.
    Joe Mixon will be available until the middle of Rd 2.
    Obi will be available until the middle of Rd 2.

    DE Derrick Barnett should be our pick @#19
    Make a deal for the rest. Note that both the offense and defense get new toys.
    We can find a serviceable 2-way TE after camp cuts and pay for a 1-yr rental.

  50. briandorry55 Says:


    Adoree Jackson and Curtis Samuel are the same player?

    Except that one guy is a cornerback and the other is a wide receiver. They’re both fast so maybe that’s why you got confused.