While the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft is widely expected to be Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, there’s another SEC player that a former NFL scout believes is the better complete package. Move The Sticks analyst Bucky Brooks says LSU safety Jamal Adams is the best prospect in the draft.
Brooks gave his reasoning for making the claim.
When looking at the top prospects in the 2017 class, there are plenty of players with the skills to be dominant players, but few can rival Adams’ combination of skills, intangibles, and production. That’s why I believe he is the best player in the draft and is poised to make an impact that rivals Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins as a stat stuffer at the position.
Brooks goes on to give Adams the ultimate compliment, as he compared the 21-year-old’s style of play to legend Ronnie Lott.
NFLDraftScout.com writer Rob Rang projects the 6-foot Adams to be selected third overall to the Chicago Bears.
As a junior, Adams amassed 76 tackles, 7.5 for loss, one interception and four pass break-ups en route to first-team AP All-American honors.
As a sophomore, Adams was second-team All-SEC honors after totaling 67 stops, four interceptions and six pass break-ups.