NFL Combine News: Former Buckeye Mike Adams fails to impress

Former Ohio State OT Mike Adams didn’t help his draft stock on Saturday completing only 19 reps in the 225 pound bench press. Adams, projected to be a top 25 pick in the April draft, saw 39 offensive linemen do better in the bench press. Adams’ 19 was better than only 5 linemen lifting at the combine.

Another former Buckeye, center Mike Brewster pushed up 29 reps, and Matt Kalil, the consensus top tackle in the draft lifted 30. Michigan’s David Molk easily ‘won’ the bench press with 41 reps.

The NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said of Adams’ 19 reps-

“That’s not acceptable for that position, not even close.”

The issue isn’t necessarily just brute strength, it could be indicative of a poor work ethic, something no lineman wants to be branded with, especially going into the draft. Adams will probably have to have a much better showing at his pro day if he wants to be selected in the top 20-25.

  • Mansoor Khan

    Let him fall so we can snag him with our 2nd round pick!

  • Acrossthefield11

    RG3, Kendall Wright, Mike Adams, Defense the rest of the way… Pray that Washington grabs Flynn. 

  • Max

    That’s a bummer. Maybe he never had a chance to get in top shape this year after missing so much time? Maybe a year in a NFL strength program will get the best out of him? I liked the idea of trying to grab him (at 22 perhaps) and slide him to RT. Maybe he would still be on the board at 37.

    It’s too bad we have Alex Mack locking down things at Center (well, not really) only because Dave Molk is a BEAST and is going to serve whichever team he ends up with very, very well. He almost missed the Sugar Bowl because he ruptured a tendon in his foot in pre-game. After the first possession, where it became obvious Michigan had no chance to win without him, he gritted his teeth, got back in there, and finished the game. Afterwards, he had surgery and worked his arse off to get ready in time for the combine. He is going to be a very good interior lineman.

  • floydrubino

    this would be sweet. Then we could focus on getting a couple defensive ends in free agency and get a great db later in the draft. But I also think we should address the guard position just in case steinbach is not 100%. We should try to sign ben grubbs away from baltimore and have him and steinbach together to protect RG3 with a great running game. You could have pinkston as a guard/tackle backup.

  • saggy

    blah, blah, blah, blah, blah….Mike Mamula repped it 28 times.  That was before he went to the Hall Of Fame. 
    Jerry Rice ran a 4.65 40-yard dash.  How many times did he get caught from behind?These drills are, in many cases, arbitrary.  The vertical jump and the broad jump are about the only drills that translate for real.  Usually, the guy who jumps highest and farthest is the fastest.  But that’s not even always true.  I would think game film is a little more important than how many times you can bench press 225.