The football season may, for all intents and purposes, be over for him, but Stanford Cardinal CB Paulson Adebo will still hear his name called a lot this fall.
That’s because with no Pac-12 football, the ‘draft pundits’ will be everywhere. Social media may be discouraging and unbearable at times without college football action, with everyone making their own inferences and best guesses based upon 2019 and previous years tape, but we’ll have to take the good with the bad.
One of those good items, though, is the work of ESPN’s Todd McShay. Agree with all of his picks, absolutely no one will ever do such a thing, but know that he’s a terrific professional? Absolutely we can do that.
McShay released his most recent mock draft on ESPN.com and with it, four Pac-12 players are selected in the first round, including Adebo.
Here’s McShay’s full writeup:
According to FPI’s projected draft order, the Chiefs would waltz into the draft as back-to-back Super Bowl champions. But even so, they are going to want to finally do something at cornerback. Despite questions about the group, K.C. didn’t select a corner in 2020 until the seventh round, and both projected 2020 starters — Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward — will be free agents after the season (Ward is a restricted free agent). Before he decided to go back to Stanford for another year, I had Adebo ranked pretty high on the 2020 board. He is a ball hawk (eight interceptions over the past two seasons), and though his tape was a little inconsistent at times, he is smooth, long and instinctive in press zone. Defensive line and interior offensive line could also be directions to go for the Chiefs.
With no season in 2020, think Adebo still goes in the first round?