Pick 36: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC
The Chicago Bears need playmakers. They were 12th in sacks, but all that pressure amounted to just eight interceptions, tied for 29th in the NFL, and 13 forced fumbles, tied for 21st in the league. Pressure and sacks are supposed to create turnover opportunities, and the Bears need someone who can capitalize on those rare opportunities. Enter Adoree Jackson, CB, USC.
He’s Superman…a pressure player…one of the more special athletes in the country.
Jackson is an explosive playmaker who has a rare combination of speed and athleticism. He was a California state champ in the long jump and 4×400, and that ability translated to not only college track and field success, but also college football dominance. There is a reason his coach referred to him as Superman.
In the following clip, he shows great hands, the ability to high-point the ball, and great body control on interceptions (2:20 & 4:04). He can use his superior leaping ability to collapse zone weak spots and ruin jump balls (2:38), and deflections in one-on-one scenarios (4:32 & 5:00). Finally, his recovery speed to cut underneath routes (2:50) might be unequaled in this class of cornerbacks.
Add in Jackson’s ability in the return game, and he very well could be the next Hester-level athlete to play for the Chicago Bears.