LSU star Jamal Adams declares for 2017 NFL Draft

LSU safety Jamal Adams announced at a press conference on Friday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

The news is not a surprise, with the All-American considered to be the top player at his position in the 2017 draft class and widely regarded as a potential top five pick.

“After deep prayer and consideration, my family and I have agreed that I will prepare for the NFL Draft. Becoming a student-athlete at LSU has been a life-changing decision,” Adams said at his press conference.

“I would also like to thank coach Miles for allowing me to come to LSU and be a Tiger. Thank you to my teammates for helping me make memories that I will never forget. We are a part of a brotherhood… To Tiger fans, I hope that I have made you proud and will continue to do so at the next level. I love you. Geaux Tigers.”

In 2016, Adams recorded 76 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

He will not have to wait long to hear his name called in April’s draft.

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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