2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JAMAL ADAMS: LSU, 5116 214 4.44. Junior entry from Carrollton, TX. Two-year starter. Voted a permanent team captain in 2016. Played in 37 games including 26 starts. Concluded his career with 209 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, and two sacks. One of the top defensive backs in LSU history. Was a factor in the loaded Tigers’ backfield from day one of his college career. Was an All-America in 2016 and may be the top safety prospect to come out in over a decade. A genetic freak with a rare blend of tools. Plays strong like a linebacker. Moves with grace and fluidity like a cornerback. At his best when attacking downhill and pursuing the ball carrier. Takes excellent angles to the ball with catch-anyone caliber speed. Long arms and a wide base that make him look like an inescapable hole for call carriers. Top tier open field tackler. Closes a gap as fast as anyone whether it be downhill or lateral. Works his way through traffic with power and precision. Capable in man coverage. Has the quick twitch reactions and acceleration to stick on anyone. Competitive, intense leader. Doesn’t carry over his high level of athleticism to deep coverage. Shows some stiffness the further back he drops. Needs to do a better job of keeping his feet under him. Gets too grabby in coverage. Can be looked off too easily. Inconsistent tackling technique. His game can factor on any play in any situation against any opponent. At his best in the box and in pursuit. There is a natural gravitation towards the action and a rare ability to close and finish. The athletic tools he possesses are rare and very functional on the field. Adams can easily be moved around and his impact will always be felt. he intangibles and leadership qualities in addition give him the franchise player caliber-level. 2016 stats: 76 T, 7.5 TFL, 1 sack, 4 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 INT. BTR:left 4.85, right 4.89. OSR:16/22. Top 5 pick. (A-33 3/8, H-9 1/4, VJ-31.5, SS-4.13).