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USC CB Adoree’ Jackson: “I Grew Up A St. Louis Rams Fan”

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Could the Trojans’ athletic cornerback and kick returner join his “dream team”?

USC CB Adoree’ Jackson 
USC CB Adoree’ Jackson 
Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles in the 2016 offseason. USC CB Adoree’ Jackson did it five years prior.

Jackson grew up in Belleville, Illinois, on the southeast side of St. Louis. After his freshman season, his family moved to Gardena, California, not far from the site where the Rams are building their future home in Inglewood.

So it’s no surprise that at USC’s Pro Day yesterday, Jackson expressed his affinity for the Rams as a fan and not just a potential employee deeming them his “dream team”:

Jackson then starred for three years at USC exhibiting ridiculous athleticism and electrifying speed. In 2014, Jackson became the first Trojan to start on both offense and defense (as a WR and CB) since the 1960s when they didn’t even keep reliable records. He broke the records record.

This isn’t to say he’s a perfect prospect. He’s likely looking at a Day 2 selection in the 2017 NFL Draft due to his size and lack of technical overplay (see: USC’s upset of Washington this season in which WR John Ross worked Jackson over with aplomb while Jackson still recorded two interceptions).

Still pretty cool to see an NFL prospect offer his legitimate fandom without reservation.