Chris Steuber Journal
Posted: March 9, 2012
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Mike Adams hasn't stood out this offseason, but he has the skill set to develop at the next level.
I’ve confirmed that all 32 NFL teams, except for the Chicago Bears and New York Jets, attended Ohio State’s Pro Day on Friday, March 9th.
The top prospect for the Buckeyes in this year’s draft is offensive tackle Mike Adams, who at the Scouting Combine measured in at 6-7 and 323 pounds. Adams failed to impress at the Combine after running a 5.40 in the 40, benching 225 pounds just 19 times and generating a 28.5-inch vertical and an 8’4” broad jump.
At Friday’s Pro Day, Adams improved his bench press from 19 reps to 21 reps; that’s not the type of strength scouts will be impressed by, but Adams has the skill set to become a solid starter at the next level and could ultimately be a late first-round pick.
Another Ohio State offensive lineman that will compete for a high-round selection is center Michael Brewster. At 6-2, 312 pounds, Brewster is a physical interior lineman, who competed well at the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine. He had a good workout in Indianapolis and managed to post 29 reps on the bench.
Other Ohio State prospects that will likely hear their name called on draft day are: running back Dan Herron (4th – 5th Round) and wide receiver DeVier Posey (5th – 6th Round).
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Chris Steuber has covered the NFL and NFL Draft for multiple media outlets over the last decade, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including: The Colin Cowherd Show, NFL Network's Path to the Draft and Daily News Live on Comcast SportsNet (Philadelphia)... full biography