The Titans and the Buccaneers have been practicing together this week and that’s given Bucs receiver Mike Evans an up-close and personal look at Titans cornerback Adore Jackson.
Evans walked away after the Saturday night game impressed by what he saw from Jackson, who intercepted two passes during Thursday’s practice and followed each one with a celebratory standing backflip.
Evans speaks to reporters via Titans website about Jackson and says “He can run, and his ball skills are off the chain … I saw that flip … it was impressive. He’s a freak athlete, man I wish I could do that still.”
The Titans have been equally smitten by the skills and athletic ability by Jackson. The Titans loved it so much that they decided to take him in the 1st round at the 18th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Titans had plans to use Jackson on special teams returning kicks and punts during his rookie campaign. Titans also have plans to get Jackson on offense occasionally.
The 22-year-old has the unique combination of skill and speed that could elevate Jackson to be a star in the NFL over the next several years. He finished his rookie season with 70 total tackles with three forced fumbles and 17 pass deflections.