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Old 04-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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OT with our second pick solidifies all our OL needs. lay off the dope!
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Mike Adams, OT
School: Ohio State | Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior | Hometown: Dublin, OH
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04/26/2012 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 41. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State: At 6-7 and 323 pounds, Adams certainly looks the part of an NFL offensive tackle. He's flashed the ability to dominate while playing left tackle for the Buckeyes and has the light feet and long arms to remain at this all-important position in the NFL. Inconsistency, injuries and poor off-field decisions have marred what should have been a noteworthy career at Ohio State and as such I have reservations that Adams' pro career, like his collegiate one, could leave his team wanting more. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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At this point Adams lacks the great technique that would make him a reliable left tackle to protect a right-handed quarterback's blind side. Given time he certainly could learn. Meantime, Adams already moves well enough to get into linebackers on the second level. He has a substantial frame with conspicuous muscle in the right places and the footwork of a dancer, albeit more like hip hop than ballet. On film he did well handling Wisconsin's J.J. Watt (drafted No. 11 overall by Texas last year), but was befuddled by the nifty moves of Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan (drafted No. 16 overall by Washington last year). In his final two seasons as a starter, Adams had issues on and off the field.
He underwent shoulder surgery and then a season-ending left foot injury, both in 2008. Adams missed five games in 2009 with knee injury and was suspended for two games the same year for violating team rules. He as one of five players suspended first five games last year for receiving benefits from selling collectibles through a tattoo parlor and had to pay back $1,000 he received for a ring.

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Pass blocking: Tall, long, athletic pass protector. Generally gets out of three-point stance with good knee bend and a wide base. Improving his ability to use his hands to redirect rushers and late blitzers away from the pocket. Power rushers lose most battles. Has an adequate anchor in close quarters, will reset hands and move feet to sustain. Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing defender to get the corner or spin inside. Run blocking: Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet. Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance when overextending. Quick feet to get inside of defensive tackles to wall off inside and reach
linebackers at the second level. Nice punch which he uses to knock down smaller defenders with one extension. Height can be a detriment in short-yardage, defender can get under his pads to hold the line. Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area. Pulling/trapping: Best on the outside because of his height and athleticism, but is capable of blocking on the move. Effective in space and usually drops his hips to get leverage and sustain against shorter defenders. Initial Quickness: Excellent quick-twitch movement off the snap in pass protection and as a run blocker. Finds defenders with his hands immediately and gets feet moving to engage and sustain. Can be beat off the edge coming out of his stance lunging to reach speedy wide rushers. Downfield: Quick out of his stance with the footwork to be effective in front of screens. Willing to get out in front of ballcarriers to take out defensive backs and linebackers. Used at tight end on unbalanced lines. Intangibles: Suspended the first two games of the 2009 season for violating team rules, cited in January 2009 for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia (charges were eventually dropped) after being stopped for running a stop sign. One of five players suspended for first five games of 2011 season for receiving benefits from a tattoo parlor owner, selling championship rings, jerseys and awards; Adams was required to pay back $1,000 for the ring he sold.
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I can't say I like this pick at all. A unreformed pot head? A Poor character player? I don't like this pick. What are we becoming the Bungholes?

I don't care what he can do on the field. He's useless if he gets suspended which I think is very likely.
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Will Colon or Gilbert move to left guard?
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I can't say I like this pick at all. A unreformed pot head? A Poor character player? I don't like this pick. What are we becoming the Bungholes?
There's a point where you have to look past character issues and just take the guy when he's by far the best talent available at a position you need. If it weren't for the weed Adams would have been a top 25 pick.
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Colbert must have been reading my posts on here concerning that Line...lol
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Great pick up. 2 1st round talents for out oline! !!!
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So Mike Adams tested positive for marijuana at the combine. Ready for the irony, he's a criminology major lol
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can we put a clause in the contract: if he tests positive for dope he needs to give back his signing bonus and we get to snip his balls off
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There's a point where you have to look past character issues and just take the guy when he's by far the best talent available at a position you need. If it weren't for the weed Adams would have been a top 25 pick.
When, and not if, he get's suspended what good will he be to us?

It's one thing to screw up as a freshman. It's quite another to screw up at the combine four years later. He's learned nothing from his mistakes. Makes the whole trade of Holmes for being a pot head look pretty damn dumb and totally hypocritical.
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