Oct 5, 2019; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal cornerback Paulson Adebo (11) warms-up on the field before the game against the Washington Huskies at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

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Stanford CB Adebo opts out, preparing for draft

Stanford standout cornerback Paulson Adebo has opted out of the 2020 season to prepare for the NFL draft.

Adebo, who was a first team All-Pac-12 selection the past two seasons, made his announcement on Twitter.

“Unfortunately, 2020 has not gone according to plan,” Adebo said, referring to the current season being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity that playing football and attending school at Stanford University has given me.

“… Much love and appreciation to everyone who helped me get to this point. I would not be here had it not been for all the help I received along the way. I will be opting out of the 2020-2021 football season and declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.”

After redshirting in 2017, Adebo started 21 of 22 games played for the Cardinal and recorded eight interceptions. He had four apiece in 2018 and 2019 and finished his Stanford career with 38 passes defended and 97 tackles.

Cardinal coach David Shaw feels Adebo will be coveted by NFL teams.

“Paulson has everything NFL scouts are looking for in a corner,” Shaw said in a news release. “He has great speed, long arms, great instincts, and the ball skills of a wide receiver. Most importantly he is mentally and physically tough, extremely competitive and has a high football IQ. He will make a significant impact early in his NFL career.”

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