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Mike Adams

Mike Adams - #75 - OT

Height: 6-7 1/4
Weight: 323
Speed: 5.37
Arm: 34
Hand: 10 7/8
Wingspan: 82 3/4
Birthdate: 03/10/1990
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Grade: 5.45


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/09/2012 Ohio State Pro Day 6-7 1/8 323 10 7/8 33 1/8 82 7/8 21
02/29/2012 Combine 6-7 1/4 323 10 7/8 34 82 3/4 5.33 19 8'4" 28 1/2 4.96 7.97
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-7 323 11 33 3/4 82 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-5 1/4 312 5.30



Parade All-American as an Ohio prep. Had left shoulder (labrum) surgery in summer 2008 before appearing in four games as a true freshman. Injured his foot in October and missed the duration of the season. Was cited in January ’09 for possessing drug paraphernalia — pleaded not guilty and the charge ultimately was dismissed for insufficient evidence (Adams also passed a drug test). Was demoted to scout team during fall camp and suspended the first two games — ended up playing in five games, starting four at left tackle, before missing the final six contests following left knee (meniscus) surgery. Started all 13 games at left tackle in ’10. Was one of five players suspended for the first five games in 2011 for selling his 2008 Big Ten championship ring and was ordered to repay $1,000. Returned from his suspension to start seven games at left tackle.


Has long arms, big hands and outstanding body length to match up against size — contained Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt (a 2011 first-round pick of the Houston Texans) as a junior.  Can get positioning in the run game and walls off defenders. Sets quickly in pass protection, keeps his shoulders square and can stop a charge. Controlled mover — plays with balance and is patient in pass protection.


Plays too upright and struggles with quickness. Does not strike with power and tends to plod. Not agile at the second level. Too inconsistent. Struggled to handle the power of Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2011 first-rounder Adrian Clayborn and tenacity of Washington Redskins 2011 first-rounder Ryan Kerrigan as a junior. Has battled injuries throughout career. Very spotty play history. Soft-tempered. Came off as very immature and low-burn in the interview process. Questionable mental toughness. Has been pampered and is not wired with a trench mentality. Not passionate about the game. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 19 times at the Combine and body does not look NFL-conditioned. Too easily distracted and has multiple off-field issues that already have eliminated him from consideration on some NFL draft boards. 


Generated a buzz at the Senior Bowl because of his giant stature and ability to match up well in pass protection. However, he lacks the mental makeup, toughness and consistency desired on the front lines and has clear bust potential. 

Mike Adams's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
7.01-9.00Top 10

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