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."
First-round guard David DeCastro also missed the Steelers' workouts because Stanford also uses the quarters system.
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."