If the NFL draft simply reflected college careers, Adoree’ Jackson may have been a top-10 pick. Instead, he was scooped up by the Titans in the first round with the No. 18 selection, giving them another cornerback and a dangerous return threat.
Jackson, 21, won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2016, recognizing the top defensive back in college football. It was at the end of a consensus All-American season that earned him 2016 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, two years after he burst onto the scene as 2014 Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.
But the decorated USC defender measured in at the NFL Combine at 5’10, 186 pounds, and that left him behind cornerbacks more physically suited for an outside role in the NFL. It’s possible that Jackson will be relegated to the slot, although he had limited experience there with the Trojans.
Let’s allow the Irrelevant Week website to explain:
In early summer, Mr. Irrelevant is feted with a weeklong series of events held in Newport Beach, California. Mr. Irrelevant is the toast of an Arrival Party welcoming him to town, where NFL fans and the local community come out in force to cheer the player and shower him with gifts from businesses and patrons near and far.
This party is followed with a week of fun for Mr. Irrelevant and his guests, as they tour Disneyland, participate in media opportunities at the NFL Network in Los Angeles, visit the charity beneficiary selected for that year, participate in a sailing regatta in world-famous Newport Harbor, and attend a Major League Baseball Game (either Los Angeles Dodgers or Angels) to receive special recognition.
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