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Joe Adams scouting report

Joe Adams WR Arkansas #3
Ht: 5’11”

Wt: 179

 
Strengths:
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.
Weaknesses:
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.
Comments:
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.
Videos:
2011 vs Ole Miss 
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