Fresh focus

Jamal Adams

Position: Safety

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 207 pounds

High School: Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas

Strengths: There will be plenty of competition at the safety position between newcomers Ed Paris, John Battle and Jamal Adams. Adams brings a combination of agility and quick recovery speed that should be a major asset to a young LSU secondary.

Must improve on: During Tuesday morning’s drills, Adams struggled to reel in balls thrown in his direction, dropping two passes in individual workouts. On a defense that has had its share of playmakers in the secondary over the years, Adams will have to work on his hands if he wants to be an elite safety.

Cornerback Tre’Davious White said: “I’ve seen a guy whose hungry and eager to learn. He’s a guy who’s going to step up and help the team in any way that he can.”

Projection: If White and Rashard Robinson proved one thing last season, it’s that Les Miles isn’t afraid to throw freshmen into the fire. Expect Adams to get playing time early and often in the Tigers’ secondary.

Say what?

“That’s kind of like having Tiger Woods on the golf course with a putter. You just want to see him tee off don’t you? We have to put pads on before we can see him tee off.”

— Les Miles on running back Leonard Fournette practicing without pads

Roster report

Quarterbacks Brandon Harris and Jared Foster took the field Tuesday morning, throwing several passes to receivers Malachi Dupre and Avery Peterson. It was the first morning practice for both signal-callers after working Monday afternoon.

Next three up

Wednesday’s practices:

9:20 a.m., varsity practice in shells (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in shells (with select veterans)

Thursday’s practices:

9:15 a.m., varsity practice in shells (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in shells (with select veterans)

Friday’s practices:

9:25 a.m., first full squad practice (will practice in full pads)

Going digital

For more coverage, visit theadvocate.com/sports. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

-- Video of LSU freshman quarterback Brandon Harris connecting with freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre during Tuesday morning’s drills.

-- Video interview with senior left tackle La’el Collins, who talks about his work with new offensive line coach Jeff Grimes.

-- Keep tabs on our reporters for live coverage on Twitter: @DellengerAdv, @RabalaisAdv, @MicklesAdvocate and @BarrecaAdvocate.