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Trojans react to Adoree' Jackson's first round selection

USC players from past, present and future react to beloved cornerback/returner Adoree' Jackson being selected in the middle of the first round by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 18 overall pick.

On Thursday night, Adoree' Jackson and his parents walked the red carpet on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art made famous in the movie "Rocky." Like Sylvester Stallone's character, Jackson was a bit of an underdog at the event with some people wondering why he would attend when he wasn't a certain first round draft pick. But unbeknownst to most, the Tennessee Titans had apparently been keeping close tabs on the do-it-all ultra performer and snatched him up with the No. 18 overall pick.

The selection of Jackson was the record 80th time a USC Trojan has been drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. He becomes USC's 497th NFL draft pick -- the most of any school in the country.

Jackson was the Trojans' first true cornerback to be picked in the opening round. For the last USC defensive back selected in round 1, you have to go back to future Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu in 2003 when he was picked No. 16 overall. Jackson was the most electrifying Trojan since Reggie Bush and a player that everyone gravitated to, so it was no surprise that many people chimed in to congratulate one of the most popular USC players of all time.

The Trojans continue to have a strong NFL draft legacy as evidenced by 13 first-round draft picks in the last 10 years. Several of those Trojans as well as other previous, current and future USC players took to Twitter to react after Jackson was drafted by the Titans:

Current NFL Trojans:

New Tennessee Titans teammate DT Antwaun Woods Sr.:

https://twitter.com/AntwaunWoods_/status/857781501894815744

https://twitter.com/AntwaunWoods_/status/857781621507993600

https://twitter.com/AntwaunWoods_/status/857782036328837120

https://twitter.com/AntwaunWoods_/status/857784292063272962

New Tennessee Titans teammate DT Jurrell Casey:

https://twitter.com/Jurrellc/status/857782090288570368

https://twitter.com/Jurrellc/status/857783196519366656

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens:

https://twitter.com/Sua_Cravens/status/857781813854556161

Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods:

https://twitter.com/robertwoods/status/857782838220832768

https://twitter.com/robertwoods/status/857786250333372416

New York Jets DL Claude Pelon:

https://twitter.com/ClaudePelon/status/857784148018298881

New York Jets DB Dion Bailey:

https://twitter.com/dbailey_18/status/857784464541335552

https://twitter.com/dbailey_18/status/857785583585738753

San Francisco 49ers QB Matt Barkley: 

https://twitter.com/MattBarkley/status/857785582415626240

https://twitter.com/MattBarkley/status/857785820467519489

New York Giants LB Devon Kennard:

https://twitter.com/DevonKennard/status/857787551674970112

Baltimore Ravens RB Buck Allen:

https://twitter.com/realbuckallen/status/857791896562827265

Division Rivals:

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Hayes Pullard III:

https://twitter.com/HayesPullard/status/857781844351254528

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee:

https://twitter.com/TeamLee1/status/857782362897338368

https://twitter.com/TeamLee1/status/857785403578908672

USC Teammates/Coaches:

WR Darreus Rogers:

https://twitter.com/DROG_UNO/status/857781310093271040

WR Tyler Vaughns:

https://twitter.com/tswag03/status/857781927943602176

CB Jonathan Lockett:

https://twitter.com/Jlock_23/status/857782117463343105

S Ykili Ross:

https://twitter.com/TheRealYK_7/status/857782118859980801

CB Iman Marshall:

https://twitter.com/iman_marshall8/status/857782297646448641

UCLA TE Caleb Wilson:

https://twitter.com/calebwilson81/status/857781997900447744

FB Soma Vainuku:

https://twitter.com/somavainuku/status/857782353808306177

DT Kenny Bigelow Jr.:

https://twitter.com/_mcmxcv__/status/857782378680340481

DB assistant Brett Arce:

https://twitter.com/Brettarce84/status/857782501653098497

WR JuJu Smith-Schuster:

https://twitter.com/TEAM_JUJU9/status/857782559349981184

WR assistant Keary Colbert:

https://twitter.com/kearycolbert/status/857782868797292544

OLB Uchenna Nwosu:

https://twitter.com/UchennaN_42/status/857783005967917056

OL Frank Martin II:

https://twitter.com/IAMFMII/status/857783035638333440

DE Scott Felix:

https://twitter.com/scottstarrfelix/status/857783208846348289

Offensive coordinator Tee Martin:

https://twitter.com/coachtee17/status/857783252446093312

OL Zach Banner:

https://twitter.com/ZBNFL/status/857783448521650177

S C.J. Pollard: 

https://twitter.com/CJPollard1/status/857783709537247233

OL Chad Wheeler:

https://twitter.com/ChadWheeler72/status/857783949115797504

Defensive backs coach Ronnie Bradford:

https://twitter.com/LockDown/status/857785240579735552

High school relations coordinator Gavin Morris:

https://twitter.com/DaGman7/status/857799760115191808

Head coach Clay Helton:

https://twitter.com/USCCoachHelton/status/857804077530398720

Arizona DL Noah Jefferson:

https://twitter.com/noahjefferson_/status/857840180853592065

LB Joel Foy:

https://twitter.com/joelfoy51/status/857856913706319872

Director of recruiting Alex Rios:

https://twitter.com/TheUSCMayor/status/857783813962735616

Other Trojans:

Basketball guard Jordan McLaughlin:

https://twitter.com/itsmclaughlin11/status/857781810733789184

Basketball guard Jonah Mathews:

https://twitter.com/jonah_mathews4/status/857782184639250433

Basketball forward Harrison Henderson:

https://twitter.com/Hhenderson0/status/857782593583853568

Canadian Football League LB Tony Burnett:

https://twitter.com/NoCutz/status/857781971736338432

DB Taylor Ashton:

https://twitter.com/TaylorAshton17/status/857782857174925312

LB Keith Rivers:

https://twitter.com/rivers55/status/857784158956822528

LB Willie McGinest:

https://twitter.com/WillieMcGinest/status/857784637745053696

TE Dominique Byrd: 

https://twitter.com/TheRealDByrd/status/857786913310334977

Former TE assistant Scott Thompson:

https://twitter.com/bulldogTEs/status/857787909193187328

RB LenDale White:

https://twitter.com/THEREAL_LENDALE/status/857788731251720192

DL and now heavyweight boxer Gerald Washington:

https://twitter.com/gwgallonegro/status/857789746214346752

DB Ronnie Lott:

https://twitter.com/RonnieLottHOF/status/857782381435944960

Women's volleyball player Niki Withers:

https://twitter.com/nikiwithers/status/857782418341642241

Recruits/Future Trojans:

OL Austin Jackson:

https://twitter.com/ChocoDro/status/857782244651409408

OLB Hunter Echols:

https://twitter.com/hunter_tyb/status/857782398213169154

OLB Juliano Falaniko:

https://twitter.com/julianofalaniko/status/857782538898522112

Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic DB Ryan Nixon:

https://twitter.com/ry_nixon3/status/857781870771134464

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy DB Bookie Radley-Hiles:

https://twitter.com/Bookie_44/status/857782872761094145

Gardena (Calif.) Serra WR John Jackson III:

https://twitter.com/johnjack3_/status/857434457891942400

What @AdoreeKnows Says:

https://twitter.com/AdoreeKnows/status/857783046245945344

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/857783947497009152

https://twitter.com/AdoreeKnows/status/857789994378731520

https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/857792655249604608

https://twitter.com/AdoreeKnows/status/857802791565361152

https://twitter.com/Titans/status/857786246395027456

https://twitter.com/AdoreeKnows/status/857807824470114305

https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/857789188187590656

https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/857792571644542976

Other NFL Personalities:

Tennessee Titans OL Taylor Lewan:

https://twitter.com/TaylorLewan77/status/857783376979402752

Tennessee Titans OL Jack Conklin:

https://twitter.com/Jack_Conklin78/status/857786126425346049

Carolina Panthers DB Daryl Worley:

https://twitter.com/dworley7/status/857781830698881024

Jacksonville Jaguars DB Jalen Ramsey:

https://twitter.com/jalenramsey/status/857781985267392513

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander:

https://twitter.com/Showtime17Kwon/status/857782437023277056

Former LB Ashlee Palmer:

https://twitter.com/ashpalmer58/status/857782604400959488

Michigan Wolverines DB Jourdan Lewis:

https://twitter.com/JourdanJD/status/857783125887385600

Washington Redskins DB Duke Ihenacho:

https://twitter.com/NachoLyfe/status/857787214683488256

Former WR Keith Carlos:

https://twitter.com/Keith_Carlos/status/857791620317552640

Former CB Deion Sanders:

https://twitter.com/DeionSanders/status/857795815816998912

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