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Auburn's Darvin Adams declares for draft

Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2011 1:33 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Auburn knew a top-five pick like Nick Fairley was as good as gone. They knew first-rounder (and NCAA investigation target) Cam Newton probably wasn't far behind. But they hoped that was as deep as the damage from the NFL Draft ran.

As of today, it turns out they hoped in vain, as leading receiver Darvin Adams has also declared himself eligible for the 2011 draft .

The move comes as something of a surprise, with Adams failing to make so much as honorable mention All-SEC (albeit in a loaded field at his position) this season, seeing his statistics take a slight across-the-board decline from his breakout 2009, and generally not expected to be a higher-round draft pick. At a spindly 6'3", 185 pounds, Adams may also need some quality time in the gym to be physically ready for the next level.

At the same time, there's something to be said for Adams' impressive consistency as Auburn's two-time No. 1 receiver: 60 receptions, 997 yards, 10 touchdowns in '09, and 52 receptions, 963 yards, 7 TDs in '10. His height, sure hands, and excellent body positioning could make him a quality possession receiver regardless of draft position. And it's worth asking, above all, whether another year would do anything for Adams' draft stock anyway; with a new quarterback, rebuilt offensive line, and ever-deepening pool of receivers, Adams could easily see his personal production drop even further in 2011. (Of course, it's also worth pointing out that where winning on the team level goes, there's nothing left for Adams to accomplish.)

So the declaration comes as a surprise, yes. But it's far, far too early for anyone to call Adams' decision a mistake.


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:01 am

Auburn's Darvin Adams declares for draft

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Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2011 1:25 pm

Auburn's Darvin Adams declares for draft

Yeah, fifth in the west in almost certain. 

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 7:27 am

Auburn's Darvin Adams declares for draft

I know we will have a new offensive line but we will also have an outstanding QB.  Trotter is a true pocket passer and Adams would have benifited from that.  Not to mention Auburn will be passing a lot since they will most likely be playing from behind which means he would have had lots of opportunities.  I liked Adams but he will be lucky to be get picked before the 4th round.  He most likley cost himself millions by going now.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2011 8:42 pm

Auburn's Darvin Adams declares for draft

Looks like they all want to "Get the hell out of Dodge" before the NCAA buries them with sanctions....

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:52 am

Auburn's Darvin Adams declares for draft

At this rate, Auburn will be very fortunate to finish 4th......In the SEC West.  They have ZERO chance to repeat.  Thanks to a soft non-con schedule, Auburn may win 7 games next season, but with games at Clemson, South Carolina, ARkansas, LSU and Georgia, plus home games against Alabama, Mississippi State, and Fiorida, anything over 7 wins would be considered a minor miracle. 

Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 6:46 pm

Darvin has a great knack for gettting open and

having his body in position to make the first tackler miss.  I think he'll make a fine pro for a team suited for his talents.  He'll be missed at Auburn that's for sure.  A great guy and a great player at Auburn.

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