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Jonathan Adams is a 50/50 ball menace. In fact, it doesn’t even feel fair to call them 50/50 balls in the context of his game, because of how often he wins them. His size (6-foot-2), leaping ability, body control, strong hands, and catch radius resulted in circus catch after circus catch at Arkansas State, especially in the red zone. So why is a guy like that projected to be a Day 3 pick? Well, that’s about all he brings to the table. He has average speed (ran a 4.51 40 at his Pro Day), and is still developing his skills both as a route runner and creating after the catch. Those aspects of his game may take a year or two to develop to the NFL level. With the Patriots investing so heavily on pass catchers in free agency, they could afford to use a late pick on Adams and let him develop without relying on him for an immediate impact. If he has a strong enough showing in training camp and the preseason, he could grab the fifth receiver spot on the roster, making N’Keal Harry expendable and tradable. If not, they should be able to slip him onto the practice squad.