Round 7, Pick 1 – Arkansas State WR Jonathan Adams Jr.
The Washington Football Team picked electric receiver Jaylen Waddle earlier in this draft, but as exciting as Waddle is, they could use more size to rotate in on the boundary. Cam Sims figures to play into that equation, but Washington needs more talent there, waiting in the wings.
Jonathan Adams Jr. is a terrific high-upside selection at this juncture. The Arkansas State wide receiver is a contested catch savant who has the size, athleticism, and toughness to translate well to the NFL. Adams caught 79 passes for 1,111 yards and 12 scores in 2020, using his pallet of traits to produce in the Sun Belt Conference.
Adams stands somewhere between 6-foot-2, and 6-foot-3, and he weighed in at 210 pounds at his recent pro day. Adams also tested extremely well at his pro day. He logged a 4.45 40-yard dash, a 39-inch vertical, and a 137-inch broad jump. Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline also reported that Adams jumped as high as 41 inches in training.
Simply put, Adams’ pro day numbers are absurd, and his explosiveness places him near the 99th percentile in all-time athletic rankings. Adams could be a potential steal in the late rounds, and Washington would be wise to benefit.