In The 2016 NFL Draft, The New Orleans Saints Select…

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Jerell Adams, TE, South Carolina

Nov 21, 2015; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks tight end Jerell Adams (89) runs for yards after the catch chased by Citadel Bulldogs linebacker Dondray Copeland (22) during first half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Class: Senior

Height: 6’6

Weight: 231 lbs.


Great Run Blocker

Good Size and Speed Combination


Raw as a Pass Catcher

The Saints have zero tight ends under contract for next year, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they bring one in through the draft and they get good value here.

Adams is a great run blocking tight end who has flashed his big play ability with a nice mixture of size and speed. Pro Football Focus gave him the highest grade in run blocking amend all tight ends in college football in a +13.o grade.

He has big play ability, averaging 15 yards a reception this year and 14.8 yards per reception over his career, but he just hasn’t consistently done it only having 66 receptions over 4 years.

His run blocking is something the Saints would really love and they can help him develop into a more consistent receiver.

Career Stats:

66 receptions, 977 yards, 14.8 average yards per reception, 7 TDs