Draft Profile: Jamal Adams, S LSU

By: Steve Johnson

Jamal Adams, S, LSU

5’11 3/4″ 214, 33 3/8″ arms, 9 1/4″ hands

4.56 40, 31 1/2″ vert, 120″ broad jump


2014: 12 games. 66 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 4 PD

2015: 12 games. 67 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4 int for 30 yards, 6 PD, 1 FR, 1 FF

2016: 12 games. 76 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 int, 4 PD, 1 FR, 1 FF

Misc. Stats:

Accolades: 2015 Second-team All-SEC, 2016 First-team All-SEC, 2016 first-team All-American


History: A five-star recruit out of Texas, his father, George, played at Kentucky before going 19 overall to the Giants in 1985.

Strengths: Great character and football smart, Adams understands coverages and makes adjustments on the fly. Good size, speed, strength combo. Has special team experience. Short shuttle time (4.13) is indicative of good change of directions skills. Powerful hitter who reads and reacts quickly. Brings a swagger to the defense.

Weaknesses: Average speed and explosiveness, only jumped 10′ in the broad, 31 1/2″ in the vert, and ran a 4.56. Not the centerfielder that Hooker is, more of a box safety. Didn’t produce many INTs despite being a 3 year starter.

Overview: Adams isn’t the type of athlete I would draft early in the first round. But he brings a swagger and is a great football player. He has NFL pedigree and is everything you ask for in a pro

Draft Projection: Top 15 Pick

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.45