Pittsburgh Steelers rookie offensive tackle Mike Adams is penciled as the starter at left tackle. After missing the OTAs because of Ohio State's quarters system, Adams has to play catch-up to get ready for training camp, Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio reports Tuesday.
"I went to rookie minicamp and the last minicamp, so I have a good feel for things," said Adams, drafted in the second round, from last week's rookie symposium in Aurora, Ohio. "My coaches did a great job keeping us up with everything. I had playbook the whole time, I had the film. I feel like I stayed up with things as best I could."
The Steelers are banking on both players starting, so offensive line coach Sean Kugler will be working double-time during training camp to get the rookies ready to face the Denver Broncos in prime time on Sept. 9.
Adams worked with the first-team offense during minicamp and plans on starting right away.
"To start right away is definitely a goal, but I'm trying to just learn and be ready to contribute, help this team any way I can," Adams said. "We have one goal in Pittsburgh and that's to win a Super Bowl, so it's my job to just do whatever I have to do to help that."