Adoree’ Jackson’s Versatility

April 13th, 2017

More linkage between USC triple-threat star and the Bucs.

Let’s play connect-the-dots with the Bucs, shall we?

Since the end of last season, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has bemoaned the lack of explosive plays on his offense and special teams. The Bucs made a big step addressing that with the signing of DeSean Jackson and the upgrade may not be over (well, hello Mr. Cook).

So with that in mind, Joe raised an eyebrow when Jenna Laine of ESPN noted that USC multipurpose speedster Adoree’ Jackson visited the Bucs. Very interesting.

Even though Jackson is a little guy, 5-10, he had five picks last year as a cornerback for the Trojans. As a return man, Jackson has sick stats, averaging 30 yards a kick return and 15 yards on punts.

Oh, and he caught six touchdowns as a receiver in his days at USC, too.

Yesterday, Jackson appeared on “The Blitz,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio and co-hosted by Bruce Murray and Brady Quinn. Jackson mentioned he has met with four NFL teams, the Cowboys, Titans, Browns and the Bucs. He also said teams — plural — have asked him about playing on both sides of the ball.

So just by simple math, it’s a 50/50 shot that Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht was one of those interrogators. Hhhmmm…

At the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Dirk Koetter told Joe that he personally studied about 100 different draft prospects, and Jackson was one of them.

“He’s a heck of a football player, another guy that’s a good return guy,” Koetter said of Jackson. “Like I said, this is a deep draft. I’m excited.”

Earlier this offseason, Joe remembers talking to an NFL type who wondered why Jabril Peppers of Michigan gets so much run as a multi-tasking player and little is discussed about Jackson. Interesting. Joe figured it’s the Charles Woodson Effect. Woodson played for Michigan and folks naturally try to compare Peppers to Woodson.

This is all highly interesting. Jackson has met with the Bucs and said teams are interested in him playing offense. The Bucs lack explosive plays. Koetter likes Jackson’s return ability. One doesn’t need to use a calculator here.

Seems the Bucs are more than willing to spend a high draft pick on speed, whether it is Jackson or Chris Godwin (who the Bucs have worked out) or someone we haven’t thought about yet.

17 Responses to “Adoree’ Jackson’s Versatility”

  1. Chris Says:

    Mccoy, the 19th pick, a second to John Lynch and pick Garret or the Alabama kid at 2

  2. Guzzie Says:

    Peppers is 6’1 205, Jackson is 5’10 186 nuff said

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Another tease Joe? Supposedly Jackson is slated as an early 2nd rnd pick, although several teams might be tempted to pull the trigger in the 1st rnd (Philly, etc?). Bucs have too many other priority needs to use our #19 pick on a 5’10” & 186 lb CB who’d most likely play nickel, even one who’s a ‘potential’ great return man.

  4. teacherman777 Says:

    Trade down to the end of the 1st round.

    Pick up a second 2nd rounder again.

    3 picks in the first 2 rounds have way more value than 2 picks in the 1st 2 rounds.

    We have missed on so many second round picks over the years. Its one of the main reasons we have been so bad for so long.

    Brian Price (poor guy) and Aurelious Benn.
    Daquan Bowers and Jonathan Banks
    Austin Sefarian Jenkins, Roberto Aguayo.

    And we had great picks with

    LaVonte David, Ali Marpet, Donovan Smith (not great, but not bad), and Noah Spence

    2nd rounders are just as talented as first rounders.

    The top 60 players in the draft are very similar. What seperates them is DRIVE and MOTIVATION.

    If the Browns use their 2nd rounders wisely this year, they could be the most improved team in the NFL.

  5. d-roca Says:

    I like those 2 Joe. There are quite a few mid to lower round guys who have speed. Not sure what round kd cannon is gona go but he is a guy id be glad to get. Im seeing adoree creep up in 1st round territory. Not sure if ole dirk likes him that muc. We will find out in a couple weeks. Go bucs

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Highly interesting? Highly hyperbolic maybe!

  7. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Both Peppers and Jackson would hands down be better picks than cook.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Don’t discount the possibility of Licht dropping down just two spots then trading back into the first.

  9. bucNation Says:

    can we just draft the rights to derwin james in next years draft at #19?? lol that kid is gonna be a complete animal i’m not gonna compare the two but i definitely think he’s the best i’ve seen at safety since sean taylor was at miami

  10. Mort Says:

    Godwin round 2. Is love Jackson but 19 seems a tad high. But I wouldn’t complain. Dude is gifted.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    peppers aint 6’1…more like 5’10 1/2….GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Joe Says:

    Godwin round 2.


  13. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    So if we could get Dalvin at 19 that really opens things up for that second pick.

    We might even move up for the right player. I really like Curtis Samuel but Jackson is the same kind of player…these two guys are football “players” with speed not fast guys who happen to play football. Their versatility is a great asset in both of their cases.

    And imagine if we come away with DJAX…Dalvin and Samuels…talk about an instant injection of SPEED into our offense!!!

  14. bucsfaninchina Says:

    If you want speed in space look no further than Curtis Samuel from OSU. Dude is a stud!

  15. bucsfaninchina Says:

    … as StPeteBucsFan just mentioned 🙂

  16. Dan Solaz Says:

    Adoree will be a pro bowl cb in nfl within 3 years.

  17. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wouldnt be a bit surprised to see Jackson as a Buc.
    And think his immediate future is at WR. He has great speed, and even better balance/ coordination.

    Teamed with Evans and Desean, he could do some damage.

    Not to metion resolving Koetters chronic pain in the arse- finally having a returner that hes happy with!