There are a number of different options the Chicago Bears could go with when it comes to drafting third overall next Thursday in Philadelphia. One player the Bears are considering is LSU safety Jamal Adams. The thought of pairing Adams with new acquisition Quintin Demps has to have Bears fans and coaches salivating at what this team could look like in 2017.
Quintin Demps is a turnover machine and the main reason why the Chicago Bears signed him this offseason. Demps had six interceptions last season playing for the Houston Texans. The Bears signed quarterback Mike Glennon to a $15 million dollar contract but most expect Demps to ultimately be the more significant difference maker both on the field and in the locker room.
The Bears still need safety help, which is why drafting Jamal Adams is a sensible option in the first round of next week’s draft. Jamal Adams was the best safety in college football last season starring in the SEC and playing against elite competition on a weekly basis. Compared to Demps, Adams is a little bit bigger and physically more imposing. Adams is a hard-hitting tackler and had a career-high 76 tackles in 2016.
Jamal Adams is sensational at exploding towards the ball and blowing up the play as soon as the ball is snapped, seen time and time again in this highlight film:
Two safeties with two different styles. The Chicago Bears need to show some more aggression and physicality on defense. Jamal Adams brings that. The Bears need more interceptions and turnovers. Quintin Demps bring that.
Quintin Demps will be embarking on his tenth season in the NFL. He’s been a captain on some of the NFL’s top defenses in the past. If the Bears do take Adams third overall, the organization will expect the rookie to become a vocal leader for this team moving forward. Few players in the NFL are better to learn from than Quintin Demps, and together they’d be part of a continuously improving defense in 2017 and beyond.
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