LSU junior safety Jamal Adams made his intentions known today to enter the 2017 NFL Draft and forego his senior year, in a press conference at LSU’s Athletic Administration building this morning.
The presser was very well done, even attended by Les Miles, with Ed Orgeron lauding Adams’ growth both as a player and a man, to being named as a team captain in his final game and playing one of his best games against Louisville in the Citrus Bowl. Adams thanked nearly everybody in the LSU Football Ops building, and a number of people no longer there, including Bradley Dale Peveto and John Chavis.
Adams, is widely projected as a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and finished the 2016 season with first-team All-American honors from Pro Football Focus, CBS Sports and USA Today, with second-team honors from the Associated Press and SB Nation. He was also a first-team All-SEC selection by the AP and second-team by the coaches, after earning second-team honors in 2015 and All-Freshman honors in 2014. He finished the year with 76 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble forced and recovered.
In addition to being one of more fun players to watch over the last few years, Adams’ personality and character, especially on social media, has made him a fan favorite, and we all look forward to him carrying LSU’s DBU tradition forward into the NFL.