No. 8: Jamal Adams plays with incredible effort and his heart-on-sleeve style is what makes Adams, Adams, and this is also why Adams would fit in the 49ers defense
Jamal Adams will chase down anything and everything once he has identified what the play is and where the ball is going. Adams is also incredibly fast at diagnosing plays, as shown in this play against the New England Patriots.
The Patriots offensive line moves and blocks to their left, Adams’ right. The Patriots also have wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson lined up outside the left tackle. After the ball has been snapped, Patterson goes in the opposite direction to where the offensive line is blocking. Adams sees this, as well as tight end Rob Gronkowski and a few offensive linemen lead blocking for Patterson. When Adams identifies the reverse, he makes a beeline for the ball, taking an expert angle to avoid a block from an offensive lineman to push Patterson out of bounds, short of the first-down marker.
Oh yeah, Adams is lined up outside the left hash and meets Patterson before Patterson gets to the right-hand sideline, even though Patterson had a head start:
Adams plays like every play is his last and will always give his all every single play.
Which 49ers defensive players come to mind when thinking about that? Fred Warner? Nick Bosa?