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Will Titans OC Terry Robiskie Recruit Adoree' Jackson?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie has some new weapons to work with this offseason, and he's fired up about it.

"We have a group of guys you sit around and look at and watch and you just get excited about them,'' Robiskie said. "I could name you four, five or six (players) … you could sit down and salivate about. We have a whole group of guys you could smile about and be excited about and your heart starts pumping."

So, will he campaign for another playmaker who was drafted to play defense? Stay tuned.

The Titans selected receivers Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor early in the NFL Draft, and drafted running back Khalfani Muhammad in the seventh round.

Taylor is off to a fast start this offseason, and Davis has shown flashes while working his way back to full speed as he deals with a lingering ankle injury. Muhammad is getting work in a rotation behind DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry in organized team activities.

So what about first-round pick Adoree' Jackson, a cornerback who also starred on special teams and played on offense in college at USC?

Will Robiskie try and get him on offense this fall? Jackson was a weapon at USC, where he caught 39 passes for 628 yards with six touchdowns and picked up 92 yards on 15 carries during his college career.

On defense, Jackson was the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top cornerback. He finished the season with 55 tackles, five interceptions and 11 passes defensed while totaling 1,230 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns.

Coach Mike Mularkey has said the team's plan is to get Jackson up to speed on the defensive side of the ball first, so Robiskie said he hasn't asked. At least not yet.

"We haven't even had that discussion, haven't even talked about it," Robiskie said. "I think we drafted Adoree' to come be a part of our team. We didn't say we were drafting him to play offense. We drafted him, and I think he is on the defensive side of the ball.

"Maybe when he gets that part down we might ask about trying to get him on our side. But he has his job to do on that side and we have a bunch of weapons to do some things with."

Titans veterans and rookies take the field for Day 2 of the 2017 OTAs at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn, Al Wagner, AP)

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