40 TIME 4.60
Pros: Has good size and instincts, has consistently performed, puts up great numbers. Averages well over 100 tackles a year, lots of experience.
Cons: Doesn't get by on natural talent - has to work for it. Not the fastest guy on the field, either.
Draft Exchange Analysis:
* BUTKUS AWARD CANDIDATE * * 2004 PRESEASON FIRST TEAM ALL-MWC * * TWO-TIME FIRST TEAM ALL-MWC *
UNLV: The most prolific tackler in school history with 312 takedowns in just three years ... Needs just 23 tackles this fall to become the all-time leader in the Mountain West Conference, passing Wyoming's Tyler Gottschalk (334 from 2000-03) ... Ranks third in MWC history with 156 solo stops and second in assisted takedowns with 156 ... Along with teammate Jamaal Brimmer, can join QB/P Randall Cunningham as the only three-time first team all-league honorees in school history ... A unanimous selection as 2004 preseason First Team All-MWC (Athlon, CFN, Lindy's, Phil Steele's, The Sporting News) ... Ranked the No. 9 ILB in the nation by Phil Steele's, the No. 5 NFL prospect in the MWC by Lindy's and the No. 21 player in the MWC regardless of position by College Football News ... A local talent who was named to the Butkus Award Watch List in 2003 and 2004 ... Father, Tom, was co-captain of the 1978 NCAA Div. II champion Eastern Illinois squad and served as assistant coach at UNLV from 1986-89 under Wayne Nunnely ... Younger brother, Mark, was a 2004 signee with Nevada, Reno ...
2003: A First Team All-MWC choice by both coaches and media after starting every game at MLB ... The first UNLV LB to be named first team all-league since 1994 ... Ranked second in the MWC with 9.9 tackles per game and 119 overall ... Became UNLV's all-time tackle leader with 11 stops against CSU ... Matched his 15 takedowns at Air Force, the team's best single-game performance, with 15 stops vs. BYU ... Pulled in his first career interception at UNR to seal the Rebels' victory ... Grabbed his second pick vs. SDSU ...
2002: The 2002 Mountain West Conference tackle champion with 11.1 per game ... His 133 total tackles marked third-best total in school history ... Listed as the No. 23 player in the MWC regardless of position heading into season by College Football News ...Named First Team All-MWC by the media and Football News and second team by the league's coaches ... Started all 12 games at MLB and hit double figures for tackles in nine of them, including the school's season-high 16 at Utah ... Finished tied four fourth on squad with eight tackles for loss ... Also added 1.5 quarterback sacks and two pass breakups ... Had career-high 10 solo tackles at San Diego State ...
2001: Made first career start in victory at UNR and won the job at strongside backer for the rest of season ... Played in all 11 games and finished fourth on team with 60 tackles, including six for loss ... Also added two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... 2000: Redshirted ...
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2000 graduate of Bonanza HS ... Named All-Western Region by PrepStar magazine ... A first team all-state and all-division selection as a senior linebacker after totaling 138 tackles, eight sacks and 14 tackles for loss ... Also played fullback and rushed for 600 yards and six touchdowns for coach Nick Butera ... A versatile athlete who won the state wrestling title in the heavyweight class and also threw the shot put and discus for the Bengals ...
PERSONAL: Adam Hartford Seward was born on June 15, 1982, in Champaign, IL ... The son of Tom and Amy Seward ... Has one younger brother, Mark, and sister, Elizabeth ... Majoring in international business.
ROBINSON SAYS: "Adam Seward is among the premier college linebackers in America. Each year he has improved his knowledge of the game and is very physical, very dedicated. In our defensive scheme, he clogs the middle in dramatic fashion."