Tennessee Titans second year wide receiver Corey Davis might end up being Pro-Bowl player that goes down as one of the best offensive players in team history.
But for now, the second year player making the biggest impact in Nashville is cornerback Adoree' Jackson.
The Titans took Jackson with the 18th overall section in the 2017 NFL Draft, and so far he looks like a bargain.
Jackson, who was the Pac-12 defensive player in the year in 2016 while playing for USC, had a solid rookie season in 2017. The Illinois native started all 16 games for the Titans last season, compiling 70 tackles and three forced fumbles. He was also a key contributor in the return game, totaling 868 return yards on the season.
The former USC Trojan is looking to continue his success from his rookie season, as he’s off to a quick start this season, receiving praise for his quickness.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel also praised Jackson’s ball skills.
Jackson, who turns 23 in September, is only going to improve under the new Tennessee coaching staff. He has the potential to be an elite cornerback in the NFL.
Having a “shut-down” cornerback is exponentially more beneficial to the Titans (or any NFL team) than having a Pro-Bowl wide receiver. I’m not saying Davis isn’t important to Tennessee’s success, but Jackson is the player that will have a greater impact on the Titans’ final record in 2018.
General manager Jon Robinson knocked it out of the park by selecting Jackson with the 18th pick last year. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jackson makes a habit of representing the Titans annually in the Pro-Bowl.