Kiper views Jerell Adams as a potential first-round pick?

This year’s NFL Draft class is deep, but ESPN analyst Mel Kiper believes that one prospect in particular may see an extreme rise in stock.

That prospect is former South Carolina tight end Jerell Adams, and Kiper has said that “teams who had maybe a third-round on him will start looking at him as more of an option at the end of Round 1.”

That’s quite the statement, especially since draft analyst Tony Pauline said last fall that Adams was likely going to be an undrafted free agent. Then, Todd McShay said that Adams had “the highest ceiling” out of all the tight ends in this year’s draft class.

And now Adams has a strong combine performance working to his advantage, having run the 40 yard dash in 4.64 seconds. He has the size for the position at 6-foot-5, 247 pounds, and had 66 catches for 977 yards and seven touchdowns as a Gamecock.

That said, it’s going to be interesting to see how Adams’ path to the NFL pans out, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for updates!

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