With the fifth pick in the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Tennessee Titans select safety Jamal Adams out of LSU. Lead Hunter is the acting general manager for the Titans. Below is his rationale for the pick.
“The Tennessee Titans are looking to get Marcus Mariota help at wide receiver on offense and upgrades at pass rusher, inside linebacker and secondary help. The Titans secondary seems to be the biggest area of need as they were releasing starters (Perrish Cox) and plugging in new players hoping to get better results last season. It didn't help as the Titans secondary was ranked 31st against the pass last year. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore would have been under consideration, but he was picked by the 49ers. With the desperate need to improve the talent in the secondary, I am going with safety Jamal Adams from LSU.
Safety Jamal Adams was a three-year starter for LSU earning First Team All-American honors and First Team All-SEC for the 2016 year. CBS Sports compares Adams’ skill set to Tyrann Mathieu, possessing a similar combination on instincts, aggression and athleticism. He can play the pass in zone or man-to-man and is an excellent eighth man in the box defending the run. His stats do not jump out at you, but LSU had an outstanding secondary unit and teams were reluctant to challenge him in coverage. At 6-foot, 214 lbs, Adams has typical size for a safety and is known to track and tackle in a controlled, reckless manner, always being around the play even if it’s not coming in his direction. Adding Jamal Adams should vastly improve the secondary and that 31st passing defense ranking.”
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