|2,017||2017||Jamal Adams||S||Louisiana State||6'0"||214|
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Father played running back for the New York Giants (first round pick in 1984), and won a Super Bowl in 1986. finished his three year career at LSU with 209 tackles (18 for loss), 2 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, and 14 pass break ups. Started 2 games as a freshman and played in 12.
Best Position Fit
Outstanding leader. Excellent in run support. Hard hitting downhill safety and very good open field tackler. Athletic with good speed for the position. Can cover tight ends one-on-one. Was not flagged in 2016. Good anticipation. Decent ball skills. Very intelligent player who gets everyone in the correct position, and is very well respected by his teammates. Plays with fire and attitude.
Can get grabby if he is isolated down the field with speedy-quick receivers. Can be fooled on play action. Sometimes will over-pursue.
LSU used Adams in the box and single high. Adams has not hit his ceiling and he has steadily progressed every year. The growth was very evident in 2016 (from week 1 to The Citrus Bowl). He is an on-the-field talker and lets the opposition know when he has bested them.
In today’s NFL it is hard to find a safety who can cover tight ends and backs. Many modern NFL offenses feature 12 personnel with tight ends reeking havoc on a defense. A safety (who can truly do it all) changes the way a team can play defense. Jamal Adams should come off the board very early on the first day, and have an immediate impact on an NFL defense.