Mike Adams 2012 Scouting Report
Player Name: Mike Adams
School: Ohio State
Arms: 33 3/4
A three year starter and one of the nations top recruits at offensive tackle, Mike Adams began to make a splash for the Buckeyes in 2009. He started 25 games as a Buckeye, despite serving a four game suspension that kept him out of the beginning of the 2011 season.
He leaves the Buckeyes as their best offensive lineman, and recently made an even bigger name for himself at the 2012 Senior Bowl.
Adams’ long arms and big hands help him quite a bit in pass protection. Quick enough feet to mirror defenders and has a decent kick slide.
Strong player who’s strength is against the run, capping off edges very well, and getting to the second level. Once your locked in on a block with him, you’re out of the play, as he does a nice job playing through his blocks.
Strong initial punch which will keep pass rushers away, and has been able to adjust to playing with scrambling quarterbacks. Only has room to grow in terms of technique at the next level and has a franchise left tackle ceiling, with solid right tackle being his floor.
Despite his impressive Senior Bowl week, he still needs to show more consistency against speed rushers. Is prone to giving up position on inside moves at times, and despite excellent intangibles, will get confused on multiple blitz packages, failing to pick up the correct player.
Not much room to grow physically, although his size now is more than adequate for the NFL. Feet are adequate enough for the NFL, but improved lateral agility is desired.
Lacks a true mean streak, and also seems to stop blocking once he believes he’s out of the play.
We see a guy like Adams who has all of the physical potential, and on tape has shown a lot of the potential we want to see as well.
Some of the tape doesn’t do him justice, as it’s hard to protect a quarterback who stands in the pocket as long as Braxton Miller and Terrelle Pryor did, while also scrambling in and out of the pocket.
Still, he’s loaded with potential to be a top notch left tackle, and doesn’t seem to be a huge risk in the Top 15 picks.
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