Arkansas - Razorbacks
Joe Adams - #3 - WR-RS
|Hometown:||Little Rock, AR|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/06/2012 Arkansas Pro Day||188||9 5/8||31 1/2||4.55||7||38||4.18||11.92|
|02/29/2012 Combine||5-10 5/8||179||9 3/8||31 7/8||75 1/4||4.53||10'3"||36||7.10|
|01/23/2012 Senior Bowl||5-10 1/2||174||9 3/8||31 3/8||75 3/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||5-10 3/4||177||9 3/8||31 1/8||74 3/4||4.49|
Also played cornerback and safety as an Arkansas prep. Appeared in all 12 games as a true freshman in ’08, starting seven, and caught 31 passes for 377 yards (12.2-yard average) with zero touchdowns. Also threw a six-yard touchdown pass against Auburn. Saw action in 10 games in ’09, making seven starts, and grabbed 29-568-7 (19.6). Missed three games early in the season after suffering a minor stroke while squatting in the weight room but returned to play the final six contests. Appeared in 12 games (four starts) in ’10 and posted 50-813-6 (16.3). Missed the Vanderbilt game with a sprained ankle. Was also the Razorbacks’ main punt returner with 16 returns for 249 yards (15.6-yard average) and a school-record 97-yard touchdown against Mississippi. Started 11-of-13 contests in ’11 and hauled in 54-652-3 (12.1) while winning SEC Special Teams Player of the Year after 19-321-4 (16.9) returning punts, including a NCAA-high four touchdowns. Has 27 career rushing attempts for 248 yards (9.2-yard average) and two touchdowns. Missed most of the Texas A&M game with a rib injury. Has 11 career fumbles.Positives:
Fluid and athletic. Light on his feet. Explosive slot quickness — bursts off the line and pierces the secondary. Sudden and flexible to separate. Nice leaping ability and body control. Terrific instincts and vision. Dangerous after the catch — instant accelerator who changes direction sharply and can turn a short throw into a long gain or make something out of nothing. Impact punt returner — shows creativity, elusiveness, burst and long speed to go the distance (five career TDs). Dances out of trouble and can make tacklers look silly.Negatives:
Is undersized and needs to get stronger — can be manhandled at the line. Marginal upper-body strength. Unnatural catcher — lets throws get into his body and has been plagued by drops. Questionable toughness and concentration over the middle. Swings the ball away from his body as a runner and can protect it better. Limited run strength. Soft blocker. Inconsistent tracking and fielding kicks. Benefitted from system and supporting cast.Summary:
Lean, explosive, field-fast slot receiver and dynamic punt returner who can also be used at the flanker spot to take advantage of his tremendous run-after-catch ability. Team that drafts him has to be willing to tolerate drops. Return skill could elevate draft value.
Joe Adams's Draft Stock
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