2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LSU SAF Jamal Adams


PLAYER PROFILE


Height: 6-0

Weight: 214

College: LSU

Class: Junior


STRENGTHS


  • Good size and frame
  • Athleticism — fairly fluid and explosive
  • Physicality — not afraid to take on blocks and hit
  • Good range — gets sideline to sideline in a hurry
  • Good pursuit angles
  • Solid tackler
  • Versatility — free safety, strong safety, single high, nickel, special teams gunner
  • Coverage ability — Great zone coverage, solid man coverage — covers slot receivers and tight ends
  • Good ball skills
  • Highly Instinctive — always around the ball
  • Great play recognition — quickly diagnoses plays
  • Excellent communicator — gets everyone set on defense

WEAKNESSES


  • Generally a solid tackler, but could be more consistent
  • Sometimes goes for the big hit and misses tackles
  • Motor — jogs in pursuit at times
  • Tries to dodge blocks instead of taking them on
  • high in backpedal at times

VERDICT


NFL COMPARISON: Eric Berry

GRADE: 87.00/100.00 – (EARLY-MID) 1ST ROUND — Good player with Pro Bowl potential

 

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