Paul Adams

Missouri
T
OL01

Prospect Info

College
Missouri
Hometown
Class
Nashville, Tenn.
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
317 lbs
33 1/2”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

5.49
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.18
Seconds
 
Bench Press
16
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
27.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
103.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.68
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.74
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Adams played for former Furman and NFL quarterback Ingle Martin at Nashville's Christ Presbyterian High School, and was awarded one of the Tennessee Titans' Mr. Football awards for his work on the offensive and defensive lines. He redshirted his first year at Mizzou and then played in just three games as a reserve offensive lineman in 2015. Adams got his chance in 2016, starting all 12 games at right tackle. He was a team captain in 2017 and 2018, starting all 13 games at that right tackle spot in both his junior and senior seasons.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Ryan Groy
Overview
He listed as a tackle and has been a three-year starter at tackle, but his pass protection inconsistencies and run blocking strengths are saying "guard." Adams may be given a chance to fail at tackle before any moves are necessitated, but his best projection might be guard with emergency right tackle value as a middle rounder. He's OK in space but better suited as a backup guard with the low-end starter upside in a gap scheme rushing attack.
Strengths
  • Two-year team captain
  • Size and traits should translate to guard if needed
  • Stays wide, plays wide as drive blocker
  • Carries decent pop into initial contact
  • Excellent hand strength prolongs base blocks
  • Generates good momentum to strike and pin with leverage
  • Above-average pull quickness
  • Has enough slide quickness to give tackle a shot at pro level
  • Varies punch attack in pass pro
  • Has stick-and-move punch technique with either hand
Weaknesses
  • Allowed way too much pressure in pass pro
  • Leads with face-mask too often in protection
  • Inconsistent posture and balance in pass-sets
  • Fails to calm feet and anchor through initial rush charge
  • Bull-rushers can eat against him
  • Not a plus pass protector against speed, power or counters
  • Georgia blistered his outside edge and beat up inside post
  • Unable to make smooth adjustments in space
  • Pad level and average lateral quickness limit backside cut-offs
Sources Tell Us

"He's going to be a much better tester than he's probably being given credit for and I think his test scores will say he's a tackle." -- Area scout for AFC team

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league