Ishmael Adams WR, R-Sr, 5’8″, 180 lbs.
We have a converted defensive back now playing wide receiver the year after he was suspended for the first third of the 2015 season, which in my opinion, did not allow him to play to his potential. Sp next year, opposing defenses need to stay out of Adams’ way this year.
Adams is a fiery character and that is what makes him dangerous. Though he seemed to disappear in a few games in 2015, it can not be denied how good of an athlete he is when he is “on”. I predict that in 2016, Adams will be “on” all the time.
In his career on the defensive side of the ball, he has eight interception, so it is safe to say he has decent hands (also remember he returned punts and kicks). That is what makes his transition to the offense so intriguing.
As a receiver he could put his good hands to use and with his speed can be a very dangerous weapon, especially if he can learn to separate from his defender. During Spring Practice, Adams was often with the first and second teams.
He was impressive and gave the Bruin coaches good reason to entrust him with the ball. The early word on Adams is that he could be a solid contributor in the passing game, but knowing his athleticism, he will be a lot more productive than will be expected.
And another thing, Mora and his coaching staff have an eye for know what positions their players can master. Remember when they made the brilliant move of taking Anthony Barr off of running back duties and made him a linebacker. That seemed to work well.
Way-Too-Early 2017 Draft Prediction: Mid 4th Round
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