From start to finish, not many on the defensive linemen were better than Adams. He checked in just under 6-foot-2 and just 254 pounds, so he may be a bit of a tweener, but the kid is a strong and powerful football player. He has a good get-off, he showed off a good rip move, and is one who could play on the inside or outside on the next level.
John Broussard, 2016 CB, Phenix City (Ala.) Central
Only a sophomore, but the top defensive back performer Sunday. Light on his feet, smooth in transition, and great length. He has very good ball skills and he may only have an offer from Kentucky now, but that will change.
Kendell Jones, 2015 DE, Pinson (Ala.) Clay-Chalkville
A star on the rise? Jones very well could be. He has three offers now with Mississippi State being the biggest, but he should easily triple that number in the coming months. The 6-4, 246 pound end moves very well, he has long arms, and nice strength.
Xavier Lewis, 2015 CB, Reserve (La.) East Saint John
The former LSU commitment is physical in press coverage. He will battle receivers for the ball, he ran well with quick wideouts, and he uses his size to his advantage.
Armani Linton, 2015 S, Walnut (Miss.) Attendance Center
Linton stood out working with the defensive backs early due to his size. The 6-3, 190 pound athlete that is committed to Mississippi State then showed he could run with those much smaller than him. He even worked some at corner, but he is a big safety who could grow into a linebacker. He is very fluid.
Jeremiah Moon, 2016 OLB, Hoover (Ala.)
Still on the thin side, but Moon was the top linebacker Sunday. He is an athlete with extremely long arms and great range side to side. The four-star on Scout closed on the shifty backs well and was explosive in pass-rushing drills.
Daron Payne, 2015 DT, Irondale (Ala.) Shades Valley
Who was the strongest prospect at this event? It might have been Payne. When he had success, it was because of his brute power. He actually has pretty good quickness off the ball and he is very powerful when he is good to go. He struggled some due to being out of shape, but when he got his breathe, he was tough to handle.
Maurice Smitherman, 2015 CB, Adamsville (Ala.) Minor
Size may not be on Smitherman's side, but speed is. He showed a great burst to the ball/receiver and he has better than average length that helps make up for his height. He reacts well to the ball and was best in off coverage Sunday.
John Garcia contributed to this feature.
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