LSU football: 5 players poised for a breakout year

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Oct 11, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; LSU Tigers safety Jamal Adams (33) talks with running back Darrel Williams (34) prior to the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jamal Adams

LSU has rightfully earned the moniker ‘DBU’ after sending a multitude of defensive backs to the NFL in recent years, and sophomore safety Jamal Adams appears to be the right player to continue the tradition.

Adams arrived on campus as one of the Tigers’ several prized recruits from the 2014 class, and he did not disappoint. He worked his way into the starting lineup as a true freshman, earning playing time over several players with more experience than him.

This lack of experience was hardly noticed, as he developed into a regular fixture in LSU’s deep secondary.

Whether it was delivering bone-crushing hits or making clutch third-down stops, he displayed poise beyond his years last season. Adams returns with the confidence of knowing he has what it takes to be a star in the SEC, something that will undoubtedly have a positive effect on his performance on the football field.

Lofty expectations will only continue to grow for the talented defensive back, with former Tiger Tyrann Mathieu proclaiming that he will be the best safety in college football for 2015.

Fortunately, Adams is no stranger to the spotlight. As a matter of fact, he relishes it.

Expect him to build off of his success last season and emerge as the next heir to the ‘DBU’ throne at LSU.

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