Adams enters his third season as a starter for the Spartans. He is on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik and Thorpe awards (top collegiate defensive player and defensive back) and is listed in several publications' All-American teams. He is also regarded as one of the top NFL draft prospects at his position at the present time.
Adams intercepted three passes as a redshirt junior and as a sophomore, and this spring got some action as a wide receiver. He's not a big corner at 5-11, 177 pounds, but he will be an important part of Michigan State's defense in this his last season in East Lansing.
Adams is one of nine defensive backs on the SB Nation list, four of whom are first-team selections and five who are honorable mentions.