LSU 5-star safety Jamal Adams is a freak.
Adams has amazing range and physicality similar to Alabama head hunter Landon Collins. They had near-identical height and weight coming out of high school as well.
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has never been afraid to play freshmen safeties. Eric Reid eventually became a starter in 2010 and Rickey Jefferson notched a start against Arkansas last season.
The Tigers are deep at safety, but there is some uncertainty. Projected starter Jalen Mills was arrested this offseason for second-degree battery and has been suspended indefinitely, according to ESPN.com. There is no telling if Mills will be back for the 2014 season.
Returnees Ronald Martin, Corey Thompson and Jefferson are the options Chavis will chose from for the two safety spots. Adams is as naturally gifted as any of the current LSU safeties, so do not be shocked if he earns a start. He will, at the very least, be on the field on special teams.