USC CB Adoree’ Jackson Declares For 2017 NFL Draft

    USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson is forgoing his senior season with the Trojans to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

    January 16, 2017

    USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson is forgoing his senior season with the Trojans to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. 


    After three seasons in Los Angeles, Adoree’ Jackson is moving on from his collegiate football career.

    On Monday, the USC star announced his plans to forgo his senior season with the Trojans and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

    He released a letter thanking USC fans and many others for helping him get to this point in his life.

    “Dear Trojan Family,

    After the Rose Bowl, I had many thoughts running through my head. What was on my mind was that nothing is guaranteed in life and to take advantage of every opportunity that is put in front of you. With that being said, I would like to announce that I have decided to forgo my final season of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

    It’s been an incredible three years playing for one of the greatest traditions in college football. I made the best decision of my life when I chose to come to USC, and finishing it off with a Rose Bowl win is one of the best ways I could have ever hoped for it to end.

    I want to give all the glory to God for without him and his blessings I could not be in this position. I also want to thank my family teammates, and coaches for everything they have done for me and supporting me because I could not have done what I did by myself. I can’t thank them enough for their support and belief in me along the way.

    Finally, thank you to the Trojan family for embracing me and my family the way you guys did! Being a Trojan was the best time of my life, and I’ll never ever forget my time here at USC. I hope you continue to support me throughout the rest of my career. Fight on!”

    We’ve enjoyed watching Jackson electrify in all three phases of the game on the football field. And he can certainly improve his draft stock by testing off the charts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and acing his interviews with NFL executives.

    Right now, Jackson projects as a late first-round, early second-round pick. Other cornerbacks like Quincy Wilson, Marlon Humphrey, Marshon Lattimore, Teez Tabor and Sidney Jones are all projected to be selected before the USC star. However, Jackson’s ability to make plays in the return game and his versatility to flip to the other side of the ball make him a valuable asset.

    When late April rolls around, if he’s not a first-round pick, Jackson won’t be on the board too far into the second round.

    MORE: 4-Star OLB Levi Jones Names New Leader In Recruitment

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