Joe Adams scouting report

Joe Adams WR Arkansas #3
Ht: 5’11″

Wt: 179

Dangerous return man (returned four punts for touchdowns in 2011). A threat to take it the distance every time he touches the ball. Elite change-of-direction ability. Good vision as a runner. Some experience lining up in the backfield. Does a nice job tracking the ball over his shoulder on deep routes. Adjusts to poorly thrown balls.
Undersized. Lacks the physical skills to fight for the ball in traffic. Durability could be an issue due to size. Suffered a mild stroke in 2009. Route running is sloppy; can break free due to his speed, but struggles to fight through press coverage.
Adams is a dangerous weapon, but he’s limited in what he can do on the field. In certain packages, and on special teams, he can be a serious threat. But he isn’t the type of receiver who can consistently pose a threat throughout the course of the game – at least not until he adds some strength and improves his route running. As a result, Adams should be viewed as a luxury pick, not as a core player that you can build around.
2011 vs Ole Miss 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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