I always have to go look up his name because I can't remember it. That probably didn't help with his reception as a winner, either, that we never saw him. Even in his short time back in the game he was still invisible.
I think the first couple merge episodes will be telling, as I feel that's when the game really starts. I'm with you, though, that I think Adam has probably the worst chance of everyone left, followed by Wendell. He keeps bragging about being a villain this season, and with his edit, I just don't see it suddenly turning around. I wouldn't rule out Tony, because I think his edit is just Tony. Old Dakal hasn't really had a chance to play yet. The two votes they had before the swap were easy, and then the Sandra blindside they thought they were going for an easy vote, based on numbers. And even on NuSele/Yara, Sarah/Sophie are in an excellent spot, and Yul seemed to set himself up to get voted out. So I'm curious to see the strategy from those members when it becomes a real individual game.
And considering how Adam constantly puts his foot in mouth, I think one of two things happens to him going forward: either he sets himself up like he did with the Parvati vote (which ended up being Ethan), only to get blindsided (either out of the game or by someone that isn't who his target was), or he just gets into an alliance and is a goat. I think he'll try to make moves and plays, but given who he's playing against, and how it's gone for him so far, I don't have faith he'll pull it off.