After witnessing the penalties and poor play for yet another week from right tackle Barry Richardson, it’s quite clear why the Kansas City Chiefs are linked to a replacement in most mock drafts. Whether it’s Iowa’s Riley Reiff or Stanford’s Jonathan Martin, the Chiefs are usually addressing the o-line in some way in most mocks. However, there’s another name to consider as Draft Tek believes they could go for Mike Adams from Ohio State. Matt De Lima writes:
Mike Adams has been suspended for seven games in his collegiate career. That fact may ultimately hurt his draft stock with some teams, but his pro potential is very good despite being a raw prospect.
Given his elite height and size, Adams certainly passes the eyeball test as a pro prospect. He is the prototypical left tackle prospect who really excels with his footwork and has the talent to improve his technique. Adams will need to grow as a run blocker. He lacks that killer instinct offensive line coaches fall in love with. He will need to correct his techniques as a zone blocker as he sometimes loses his assignment and gets lost out in open space.
The most promising facets to Adams’ skill-set are his frame and good feet. He may need an extra year to develop or grow into the position as a rookie, but most every team in the NFL is willing to be patient with a guy his size.
Adams will climb up draft boards as teams review his 2011 game film and see that he has grown since his junior year. He projects as a second round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.