Published September 30, 2010 - 4:39am
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Wide Receiver Joe Adams is one of the main guys that makes the Arkansas passing game go. The Arkansas offense is led by quarterback Ryan Mallett who is a major talent. Mallett gets most of the attention and deservedly so, but Adams is often overlooked.
You might remember the following hit from the Arkansas / LSU game in 2009 in which Adams gets absolutely killed in a helmet-to-helmet collision:
Adams in 2010, through 4 games, is leading the Arkansas Razorbacks with 389 yards, averaging 20.5 yards per catch. Adams is a legitimate speedster. In 2009, in an offense where the ball is spread around greatly, Adams averaged 19.5 yards per catch and was tied for the lead on the team with 7 touchdowns. In both 2009, Adams caught a 78 yard touchdown pass and this year, already has an 85 yard touchdown pass demonstrating the speed and big-play ability.
Joe Adams was a 4-star recruit (Rivals) out of Central Arkansas Christian High School in 2008. His 4.4 speed and 38 inch vertical proved his athleticism. Schools such as Georgia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and USC expressed an interest in Adams, but Adams only visited USC outside of Arkansas.
In his third season at Arkansas, Adams is on pace for big numbers this year. With an explosive offense led by Ryan Mallett’s big arm, I like for Adams to continue to make big plays happen. If you haven’t had a chance to watch this guy play football, make sure you look for him during the next Arkansas football game. Hopefully, this guy will get more recognition for being one of the top playmakers in the SEC.