The 2017 NFL Draft is three weeks away, and the anonymous shenanigans are in full swing. Every year, we hear from anonymous executives who are down on player X or high on player Y. We can add LSU safety Jamal Adams to the list of players one executive is down on.
NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein posted his latest column of anonymous comments from around the league. One NFC executive had this to say about Adams.
"I don't think Jamal Adams is going to go as early as I see people mocking him. He's a good player but I don't think he's a game changer. If you are going to be a safety who goes inside the top five, you better make a ton of plays. Look where Landon Collins went. Adams isn't better than Collins."
Landon Collins was the first pick of the second round in 2015. He earned all-rookie team honors his first year, and followed that up with All Pro and Pro Bowl honors in year two. Suffice to say, things worked out OK for the New York Giants.
The 49ers have been linked to a variety of players with the No. 2 pick, and while Malik Hooker has been the more regular name, Jamal Adams has shown up as well. But could a guy projected into the top ten drop like a rock in three weeks?