Adebo redshirted his first season on campus but exploded once on the field, leading the country with 24 passes defended (20 pass breakups and four interceptions) along with 64 tackles, earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors. With opposing teams fully aware and game-planning against him, Adebo was targeted by double-moves early in 2019, surrendering some big plays, although he repeated as first-team all-conference. Adebo opted out of the 2020 season.
Strengths: Long, physical and possessing the ball skills of a receiver, Adebo looks the part of an NFL athlete. Generates good depth on his backpedal, gobbling up yardage due to his long gait and possessing the loose hips to turn and run with receivers. May lack elite timed speed but plays fast because of his instincts and understanding of football angles. Terrific hand-eye coordination and body control to play the ball in the air and matches up well with the monster receivers so popular in today's NFL.
Weaknesses: Smooth but not elite speed, raising questions about his ability to handle one-on-one coverage of the NFL's top vertical threats. Can get a little grabby at the mesh point, sneaking tugs on the jersey to slow receivers. Can be a split-second early coming back toward the ball, occasionally driving through wideouts on his way to breaking up passes. Like most long-legged corners, Adebo loses a step in his transition and can be beaten with quality double-moves when he's caught peeking into the backfield.
Pro comparison: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, free agent -Adebo isn't likely to prove as fast as Rodgers-Cromartie (clocked at 4.36 seconds at the Combine at 184 pounds), but he possesses a similar lanky frame with excellent balance, loose hips and terrific hand-eye coordination. Until the latter stages of his career, Rodgers-Cromartie showed impressive durability and playmaking skills, notching 30 interceptions (and 147 PBUs) in 162 NFL games.