Panthers host LSU's Jamal Adams on pre-draft visit

The Carolina Panthers hosted Jamal Adams on a pre-draft visit Monday, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

One of the elite safety prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft, Adams could be available for the Panthers with the No. 8 overall pick. Among five mock drafts by NFL.com analysts, none project the Panthers to select a defensive back at No. 8, and only one, Daniel Jeremiah, projects Adams to fall that far. Analyst Bucky Brooks believes Adams is the No. 1 overall prospect this year.

The NFL draft will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

Adams isn't the only top prospect from LSU at the Panthers facility Monday. The club is also hosting RB Leonard Fournette, per Albert Breer of the MMQB. Fournette is expected to be the first running back selected. As with Adams, however, confidence that he'll be available at No. 8 is not high among NFL.com analysts.

Adams (6-foot, 214 pounds) is considered one of the draft's top two safety prospects, along with Ohio State's Malik Hooker. Another safety the club has shown some pre-draft interest in: UConn's Obi Melifonwu, who reportedly ate lunch with the Panthers following his pro day workout last month.

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