NFL Draft Scouting Report: Montravius Adams

Auburn
Defensive Lineman #1
Senior, 6’3” 308

Strengths:

  • Scheme Versatile
  • Wide body with frame to get bigger
  • Very efficient run-stopper
  • Capable to disrupt any type of offense
  • Long arms that allow him to swim past blockers
  • Quick off snap
  • Unexpected speed for his size

Weaknesses:

  • Questioned work ethic
  • Needs to improve body strength
  • Inconsistent play
  • Rotational player with limited pass-rushing ability

Adams at times looks like a first round talent, and arguably one of the best interior defensive-lineman in the draft, but the inconsistent play, and questioned work ethic causes his draft stock to be more shallow than it should be.

To make a major impact at the next level, Adams must have the mental part of his game catch up to the physical part. To start his career, Adams will most likely be a situational player, but will hopefully develop into a better pass-rusher, and a three-down interior defensive-lineman.

Adams is very disruptive, especially when he is left one-on-one as you can see in the video. Adams’ ceiling as a professional is very high as the potential is off the charts. The scheme versatility, and capability to play all over the defensive line is what makes him very appealing to a lot of teams.

NFL Comparison: Nick Fairley

Fairley and Adams have a lot in common. The size is virtually identical as they’re both in the 6-foot-4 300-pound vicinity; both of these players were dominant defensive-lineman for the Auburn Tigers. Both players are scheme versatile, and had their work ethic questioned due to their inconsistencies. This is not Adams’ “best case scenario,” but there is no argument that these two players are very similar.

Round Projection: 3rd Round

Team Fits: Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets




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