Into Day Two.
is a really athletic tight end, who has put on about 20-pounds of muscle
in the past couple years. He showed up at his Proday at 252-pounds, after
being listed in Spring ball at 237. He is a true weapon in the passing game. Not
just because he has nice hands catching the ball, but might be the best
tight end blocking in pass pro in this Draft. But he is still great
agility. He can make the pirouette catch in the middle of the field. He is
also a smart player who can think on his feet. He can adjust his
assignments to what the defense is doing.
more teams going to two-TE sets, he looks like a great fit for those systems.
"I know a lot of coaches mentioned it to me," Adams said. "The tight end is becoming more important to their offense and I would fit the perfect role for a tight end coming out."
With two ends it is easier to pass or run with the same personal.
Especially when you have TEs like Adams who has speed down the seem
(fastest 40 at the Combine for TEs), and can block.
does such a great job blocking for his QB on the second level. He
will miss blocks on the ILB cutting inside to the second level sometimes.
But generally is a very consistent blocker. He will sometimes fake himself
out trying to get to the second level on quicker box safeties. He will
block defenders out in the Flat, when he sees his QB take off.
He gets his hands up quick, and drives with his legs nicely.
is the best tight end in this Draft blocking in pass pro. "I feel like what makes me stand out the most is that I can block and I can catch very
well," Adam said. "There’s a lot of tight ends who have strengths at just one. I actually love blocking. I feel like if I have a better game blocking it turns over into a good game catching. I love sticking my hand in the dirt."
I think he compares very favorable to new Patriots TE Martellus Bryant.
Who was always a great blocker at A&M.
has very successful Senior season. He finally put on the weight that made
him look like an NFL tight end, and still had the speed to get open
Carolina’s second-leading receiver with 28 receptions for 421 yards (15.0 yards per catch)... second on the team with three touchdown catches... had TD receptions against Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee... had his career-best game against The Citadel when he caught six passes for 105 yards... invited to play in the Senior Bowl following his senior season... a four-year letterwinner who finished his career with 66 catches for 977 yards and seven scores... played in 47 games, making 15 starts... a two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative of the University of South Carolina at the 2015 Garnet & Black Spring
Jerell Adams is a
blocker. He should make whatever teams drafts as a young blocker to
develop. He is really rising up the charts. TMIWTMIL. He looks like a
second round lock. He played a ton of special team. He made tackles on
kick teams. Nice burst out of breaks. He does some damage with the ball in
his hands. He can extend his hands on the sideline and pull the ball in.
He has some speed going down the seam. Struggles with under thrown balls
sometime, but he great reaching up for the high ones. Nice feet
cutting across the middle. Nice job locating ball over his head.
a lot of tight ends these days he wanted to play basketball. But? "I was just getting too
big," Adams said. So he had to switch over in college to football,
like some of the best TEs in the NFL right now. "I don't pattern my game after anyone,"
Adams said. "But I do like the way Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen play. They are two of my favorite tight ends. The way they use their speed and the way they make tough catches is something. And they're both great blockers."
And the way they both went to college to play basketball.
He lines up inline, and will go and block the OLB. He can seal the OLB on
outside runs. He will line up in the Slot, and will run patterns under the
WR, and block a DB when they run. Nice speed running off the line. He can
run past the ILB and get open over the top. He can look a little confused
in patterns sometimes. He can line up inline and break open over the
middle at the marker. He has that knack for getting open 20-yard downfield
like Gronk at Arizona. He is terrific at getting open over the middle.
He does a nice job cutting over the middle into the hole in the zone. He
will run down the seam, and stop and turn at the marker. Very good pass
blocker. He has some interesting agility catching the ball. I love how he
goes up high for the ball. Deadly going down the seam.
Adams Vs Missouri 2015:
He can kickslide
back when lined up outside the ORT. He blocks the blitzer like an ORT (1:05).
Goes over the middle nicely in front of the LB. He can line up in the slot
and occupy two DBs in coverage (1:17). He has that knack for getting
open 20-yards downfield, but the QB doesn't like to throw him the
ball (1:58). Terrific pancake block at the point on the OLB (2:09).
He lines up standing up in the slot a lot (2:31). He has that knack for getting
open 20-yards downfield, and he can catch it. Watch him reach up and snag
the ball over his while going at full speed. That is a nice weapon for any
offense to have.
He runs right
down the seam, and breaks open inside 10-yards downfield (2:44). He picks
up the blitzer late, but holds on just long enough to let his QB throw the
ball away (2:57). Gets open going down the Seam and makes a great catch.
that was high and behind him, and he had to spin all the way around to
catch him. I like the second pirouette as he tries to hop spin out of the
tackle (3:05). If your not impressed with this guy yet, I don't know what
to say (3:05). He stays in to block the OLB. When he does blitz, he breaks
outside to give the QB an option, Then when he sees his QB had to bail, he
blocks the LB out of bounds (3:27). You have to able to think on your feet
in the NFL. That play clearly showed he can.
He lines up in
the slot and blocks the Safety up to cover him (3:37). Back in line. He
chips on the rush, and then crosses in front of the QB in case he needs to
dump the ball off (3:45). In line. I like how he runs right down the
middle of the field
(4:05). You can see him kickslide back a little, which he does so well, and
then he goes out in pattern for some reason, with two blitzers coming
(4:16). He gets to the second level, and then collides with the OLT (4:40).
But then watch him pounce on the linebacker and put him on skates. He is a
great blocker when he gets his hands in shirt, and uses his legs.
chips on the rusher and crosses the line. He makes himself available on
the other side of the line, and when the QB get in trouble he dumps it off
to him (4:59). Another thing I like about him is that when the QB throws
him the ball he catches it. Even if if it is a wacky backhand flick, thrown
behind him, while being doubled (5:15). He runs a Post (5:23). Then he sees
his QB take off. He stops, turns, and pops the DB sideways with a great
block to give his QB a lane.
lowers his head a little and doesn't grab shirt, but watch him put this
guy on skates on the second level, and then comeback and hip checks a guy out of
the play like Chara. I love this kid (5:37). In line. This
is what we want to see. Watch the elite pass pro. He gets his hands up, grabs
shirt, and keeps his feet moving laterally until the LB falls down (5:48).
I love his burst off the line (5:57). Then he runs past the LB, and curls
open 20 yards downfield.
Vs Missouri 2015:
2015: Carolina’s second-leading receiver with 28 receptions for 421 yards (15.0 yards per catch)... second on the team with three touchdown catches... had TD receptions against Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee... had his career-best game against The Citadel when he caught six passes for 105 yards... invited to play in the Senior Bowl following his senior season... a four-year letterwinner who finished his career with 66 catches for 977 yards and seven scores... played in 47 games, making 15 starts... a two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative of the University of South Carolina at the 2015 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2014: Junior who saw action in all 13 games, making five starts... caught 21 passes for 279 yards with one score... had just three catches through the first six contests, but with Rory Anderson sidelined, Adams responded with 17 receptions for 220 yards over the final six regular season games, including five multiple-catch performances... collected a career-high 91 yards on three receptions against Furman, including a career-long 45-yard TD catch... had a career-best four receptions versus Tennessee and matched that number at Florida... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... named the Most Improved tight end for the second-straight year in the spring of 2014.
2013: Tight end who played in all 13 games, making one start... caught 13 passes for 187 yards, a 14.4-yard clip, with a pair of scores... suffered an ankle injury in preseason camp which limited him early in the season... made the start and hauled in a career-long 44-yard reception at UCF... caught two passes for 50 yards against Kentucky... caught three passes for 48 yards at Missouri... scored on a four-yard catch against Mississippi State... caught three passes including a touchdown in the Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... shared "Most Improved" tight end honors during the spring with Rory Anderson.
2012: True freshman tight end... earned SEC All-Freshman accolades by the league's coaches... caught four passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in nine games... averaged 22.5 yards per reception... one of three true freshmen to play in the season opener at Vanderbilt... caught his first pass, a 33-yarder from Seth Strickland, in the win over UAB... logged a 12-yard reception at Florida... caught his first touchdown pass, a 29-yarder against Arkansas, for the game's first points.
PREP SCHOOL: Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in the fall of 2011... coached by John Shuman... was a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com, and a three-star talent by ESPN.com.
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