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Adoree Jackson forgoes final year of eligibility


USC just found out it has another hole to fill in its secondary.

After a stellar junior year season in which he posted impressive statistics and leadership qualities, Adoree Johnson announced today that he’ll declare for the NFL draft.

In doing so, Johnson forfeits his final year of eligibility and officially begins the long offseason trek towards the NFL draft.

Johnson waited until the final day to announce yourself eligible to be drafted by the NFL. The decision likely came down to capitalizing on a sensational season in which he burst to national prominence. Finishing the season with 55 tackles, 11 pass breakups, and five interceptions, Jackson expects to be selected late in the first round or early in the second round.

Also factoring into the decision was Jackson’s injury in the third quarter of the Rose Bowl. Stellar when he was on the field, Jackson can ill afford to come back next season and suffer through a nagging ankle injury while being an unpaid amateur. Assuming he passes all his physicals and performs as expected in front of the NFL scouts, this decision should result in a huge payday for him.

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