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Jamal Adams runs much faster at LSU’s pro day

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Leonard Fournette’s weight isn’t the only thing that’s gone way down since the Scouting Combine.

According to Mike Mayock of the NFL Network, LSU safety Jamal Adams ran his 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds.

That’s impressive on its own, but it’s amazing considering he ran a 4.56 in Indianapolis a month ago.

The clocks on campus were showing a 4.33 time for Adams but there’s traditionally some home-cooking involved at every pro day, and the only real “official” times are the ones the teams themselves harvest and keep for their own uses.

The basic fact is that Adams is extremely athletic and rangy, and figures to be a top-10 pick regardless. His combine time didn’t necessarily prevent that, either, so it will be interesting to gauge the reaction.

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15 Responses to “Jamal Adams runs much faster at LSU’s pro day”
  1. vicksdawgpound says: Apr 5, 2017 12:07 PM

    Of course he does. Everyone runs faster at their pro day because the times are inaccurate. The times are recorded with humans and stop watches compared to at the combine where a computer records the actual time. Same reason why Williams this year and Tredwell last year didn’t run at the combine so they could get an inaccurate time with home field advantage at their Pro Day. I don’t trust any Pro Day times…..

  2. pardonmyjake says: Apr 5, 2017 12:08 PM

    jerry rice ran a 4.77. running straight for 40 yards without pads and a helmet is extremely important

  3. marooncat79 says: Apr 5, 2017 12:24 PM

    Was he wearing his helmet and shoulder pads during the work out?

  4. granadafan says: Apr 5, 2017 12:32 PM

    That just shows Adams doesn’t run as fast on different surfaces that aren’t set up just right for this Goldilocks. What happens when he goes to different stadiums and gets smoked?

  5. bbillsfan01 says: Apr 5, 2017 12:36 PM

    Really hoping he somehow lasts to Pick 10….

  6. themarkus42 says: Apr 5, 2017 12:43 PM

    YES!

    I want the Bears to take Jamal Adams at #3. We can use a safety. He’s a defensive leader. He’s a high-floor guy.

    I want him to be a Bear!

    My fear was that they would take a one-year stater like Marshon Lattimore because his measurables were so great. Well if he is a legit 4.3 guy then the Bears will have a harder time passing him up.

  7. metalup666 says: Apr 5, 2017 12:50 PM

    Either way he is fast. We all knew that, but is he fast enough to keep up with NFL wide receivers?

  8. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Apr 5, 2017 1:04 PM

    Another great talent from DBU. Don’t sleep on Eddie Jackson from Alabama. He will likely fall in the draft due to an injury and end being a steal of this draft.

  9. therealraider says: Apr 5, 2017 1:15 PM

    vicksdawgpound says:
    Apr 5, 2017 12:07 PM
    Of course he does. Everyone runs faster at their pro day because the times are inaccurate. The times are recorded with humans and stop watches compared to at the combine where a computer records the actual time. Same reason why Williams this year and Tredwell last year didn’t run at the combine so they could get an inaccurate time with home field advantage at their Pro Day. I don’t trust any Pro Day times…..

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    You are absolutely correct. It is routine for players to shave a tenth of a second off of their combine time when running again at their pro day. Only electronic timing is precise.

  10. abninf says: Apr 5, 2017 1:38 PM

    Without full pads and helmet it’s irrelevant.

  11. weepingjebus says: Apr 5, 2017 2:15 PM

    High motor and good anticipation with loose hips who flows to space with low pad level and is quicker than he is fast and has a shifty second gear.

  12. dino2997 says: Apr 5, 2017 3:21 PM

    Huge difference between 4.56 and 4.38. You can’t have that much “home cooking” in your favor. The is the reality is he just showed he’s plenty fast and worthy of a top 5 pick considering the rest of his game is already elite.

  13. buffalosunshine says: Apr 5, 2017 3:27 PM

    not only are you running at home you have another month to practice you should run faster unless you either get hurt or aren’t working as hard as you were before the combine.

  14. kabasaman says: Apr 5, 2017 3:30 PM

    I hope Chicago grabs this kid at #3. They could really use this kids skills and leadership. I can only hope..

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 5, 2017 6:16 PM

    “Tell us when to start timing, Jamal”.

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