Johnny Jackson has played wide receiver his entire college career, but recently decided that he wanted to try a different position.
"I have been in Coach Rod’s ear about the move and transition," Jackson said. "With us being so deep at receiver and the lack of depth at DB, I saw it as an opportunity to get on the dark side and try to contribute and earn a spot."
Jackson's first few days at corner have been a learning experience.
"The first few days have been hectic," he said. "There are a lot of calls, a lot more than I expected, but I think I am taking the transition well and learning day by day."
The transition has been helped by the fact that Jackson has experience thinking like a receiver.
"You know the little tendencies a receiver wants to do, the depth you are going to break off at, stuff like that definitely helps my transition a lot," he said.
Jackson's move to corner has also given him a new appreciation for that side of the ball.
"I feel that when I was on offense, I didn’t understand defense the way I am understanding it now," he said. "If I was to go back to offense, I would definitely have a better understanding of what I am supposed to do on that side of the ball."