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Jamal Adams thinks he should be the first overall pick

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Former LSU safety Jamal Adams is considered by many draft observers to be one of the Top 5 players in this year’s class. But Adams thinks he should be in the Top 1.

“I feel like I’m the best guy in the draft. I feel like I should be the No. 1 pick,” Adams said.

Adams added, however, that he thinks all players should view themselves as the best. When he was asked about comparisons between himself and former Ohio State safety Malik Hooker, Adams said Hooker should think of himself as the best as well.

“I’m pretty sure he feels he’s the best,” Adams said. “I know I feel I’m the best. I wouldn’t respect him as a player if he didn’t feel he was the best DB in this class.”

Adams will probably not actually go first overall, but he appears likely to go high in the first round. The team that drafts him will be adding a player with talent — and confidence.

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  1. rodgerstonelson says: Mar 5, 2017 6:23 PM

    Heck, I might as well throw it out there.(everyone else is)

    I should be the 1st pick and I am willing to play badly for the Browns.

  2. learysdisciples says: Mar 5, 2017 6:25 PM

    Jamal think he’s number one?

  3. thrifty says: Mar 5, 2017 6:25 PM

    Yeah, go play for the Browns. Lol.

  4. toooverbearing says: Mar 5, 2017 6:26 PM

    “Adams added, however, that he thinks all players should view themselves as the best.”

    He kinda hedged that comment a bit, no?

  5. 312savedg says: Mar 5, 2017 6:26 PM

    If Cleveland goes garret with the number one, San Fran goes Jonathan Allen, I would not be surprised if Chicago decides to finally address our sorry secondary with Adams, this kid is good safety.. but we will see what pace has decided this years team needs

  6. suncawy says: Mar 5, 2017 6:30 PM

    Players want to be drafted by the Browns ?

  7. Bob says: Mar 5, 2017 6:30 PM

    As an LSU fan, I can honestly say Adams is a great hitter and tackler who is a liability in pass coverage. Always thought he was a bit overrated.

  8. tonebones says: Mar 5, 2017 6:31 PM

    They usually do a mock re-draft in four or five years. Who knows. Adams might be the number one pick.

  9. datdude84 says: Mar 5, 2017 6:36 PM

    One of the 4 or 5 can’t miss players in this draft imo. This kid changes your defense immediately from day 1.

  10. InLavonteWeTrust says: Mar 5, 2017 6:37 PM

    It’s not absurd to think that he isn’t. Top 5 pick in the draft guaranteed

  11. manderson4150 says: Mar 5, 2017 6:37 PM

    Sit down, son.

  12. redlikethepig says: Mar 5, 2017 6:41 PM

    Questionable intelligence … this has to hurt his stock.

  13. greenwhodat26 says: Mar 5, 2017 6:53 PM

    He’s good in coverage, not great, but certainly not a liability. He’s the best safety in this draft.

  14. 6ball says: Mar 5, 2017 7:00 PM

    Say something nonsensical……. Get yourself some press. Welcome to America in the year 2017.

  15. flipola says: Mar 5, 2017 7:05 PM

    I think he should be the fifth overall pick.

  16. mackcarrington says: Mar 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    There’s not much humility in sports anymore.

  17. f1restarter says: Mar 5, 2017 7:25 PM

    I’m sure he does believe he’s the best. After all, like most athletes, people around him have been telling him how great he is for years.

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 5, 2017 7:25 PM

    Malik “Meat” Hooker. 10 3/4″ hands on a 6-1 frame.

  19. fiddlinred says: Mar 5, 2017 7:28 PM

    For a 4-3 team, which I think the Browns are becoming, he might well be!

  20. jimmysee says: Mar 5, 2017 7:39 PM

    I deserve to be #1 — but let me put it on the table right now.

    I will not play for Cleveland or Minnesota.

    Now that we got that straight …………


  21. factpurveyor says: Mar 5, 2017 7:50 PM

    With the 32nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft the New England Patriots select Jamal Adams , Safety LSU.

  22. factpurveyor says: Mar 5, 2017 7:56 PM

    Maybe Roger Goodell will do the right thing for a change and will award the Patriots with the 1st and 2nd picks in the first round of the 2017 draft as compensation for blaming them for what the weather did to the footballs.

    That would be fair since:
    • Brady had to miss 25% of the 2016 season.
    • The Patriots had their 2016 1st round draft pick stolen.
    • Roger Goodell plans on stealing the Patriots 2017 4th round pick.

    All because the NFL didn’t know that footballs lose PSI when they get cold and wet.
    Now that Roger Goodell is generally aware that footballs lose PSI when they get cold and wet….he refuses to release the information from the PSI study that was done during the 2015 season.

  23. lance19 says: Mar 5, 2017 8:07 PM

    Say something nonsensical……. Get yourself some press. Welcome to America in the year 2017.


    “Obama tapp’d my phone!!!”

    Hey, it works!! 🙂

  24. philtration says: Mar 5, 2017 8:18 PM

    I would certainly not be disappointed if the Bears take him with the 3rd pick.
    They have needed a play maker at the Safety position ever since Mike Brown left town.

  25. 312savedg says: Mar 5, 2017 8:37 PM

    Just sucks if we address the safety position, because we still have two big holes on the outside, WRs will burn this defense if we don’t get some cornerback help.. I really hope Jonathan Allen drops to 3 the kid is a no brainer..

  26. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 5, 2017 9:22 PM

    this guy is generational.

    i really, really, hope the bears get him.

    please oh please please please.

  27. somanywins says: Mar 5, 2017 9:58 PM

    He will an impact player ten years from now.

  28. somanywins says: Mar 5, 2017 10:10 PM

    As he will every year between.

  29. metalhead65 says: Mar 5, 2017 10:18 PM

    screw the experts and their value of the pick, if this kid or the Ohio State one are there the bears need to grab them! we have seen what value picks in the latter rounds have gotten them over the years and that is a pathetic secondary. now it is time to take the best one no matter how early it is.

  30. bws1066 says: Mar 5, 2017 11:47 PM

    Why did he wait this long to spout his BS? The timing sounds more like his agent put him up to it. There has been many “best” players drafted and then fail in the NFL.

  31. pats14 says: Mar 5, 2017 11:52 PM

    I feel I’m the best man to run Microsoft, Bill Gates should feel the same way. Just sayin

  32. denverscott says: Mar 6, 2017 2:57 AM

    Good luck with that. Rookie fail contract with decent business skills (you did go to college right) you’ll be ok. Most likely, buy a outpriced car, hang gold on your neck,get shot.

  33. johnthehillboy says: Mar 6, 2017 3:30 AM

    If a Jonathan Allen fell in the forest Jamal Adams would hear it

  34. nyneal says: Mar 6, 2017 5:38 AM

    I don’t remember any player saying they thought they should be the last pick in the draft. They all think they should be #1.

  35. razzlejag says: Mar 6, 2017 8:45 AM

    Cool claims but he’s only a safety. I’d rather a big, talented, fast, mean DE/DL in the top 5.

  36. bassplucker says: Mar 6, 2017 9:07 AM

    With the reports of Jonathan Allen’s shoulder issues and the Bears having the worst record of player health in the league the last few seasons, I have to think Ryan Pace may have 2nd thoughts if he’s still there at #3. He cannot afford to blow another Top 10 draft pick on a player who can’t produce.

    3rd overall is crazy high for a safety but for the Bears, who have had horrible play from the safety position for years, Adams may represent the sweet spot of value, need, and very important for them, durability. Hooker appears to have more upside but the injury thing is in play with him as well.

  37. purplepride11 says: Mar 6, 2017 11:05 AM

    No go to minnesota? I really doubt the Vikings would try to move up to draft him…. Could you imagine him next to Harry?

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