Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye] walked to the podium Saturday and looked as comfortable as any other 22-year-old draft prospect. The difference is Okoye already has a college degree - and he's just 19. Get the inside scoop on that and much more in the NFL Combine Notebook.[details]
Personal: Had 58 tackles, 22 sacks, and two interceptions in 10 games with Fork Union Prep in the 2001 season...three-year starter at Cambridge Academy, where they played eight-man football...had 14 sacks, leading his team to the 2000 state title...had 57 catches for 1,680 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2000...had 78 solo tackles along with five interceptions as a defensive end...had 158 career receptions for 4,394 yard and 65 touchdowns...had 341 tackles, 10 interceptions, and 33 sacks in his career...two-time all-state honoree...All-Lakelands A Player-of-the-Year as a senior...three-star prospect by Rivals100.com...played for Steve Taneyhill (former South Carolina quarterback) in high school and prep school football under John Shuman...chose Clemson over Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia...born June 8, 1983.
The good: Adams is a prototypical pass rusher - lean, fast and quick. He has a quick first step that gives him a huge advantage off the snap. He displays the upfield speed to change games with one play and also has held up well in run support. He has a big frame and is a long-limbed defender with a wingspan that allows him to keep blockers at bay. As a pass rusher, he's an agile athlete with quick feet and good hands that allow him to gain a fast advantage and move up the field.
The bad: He doesn't always use good leverage and can get washed out of plays on occasion. He is much more effective when he's working from the back side or chasing the play because he often is neutralized when the play is directed right at him. He needs to play the run with better leverage at the point of attack.
Outlook: Adams has the combination of size, speed, quickness, athletic ability and agility to become an impact pass rusher early in his career. He is a blue-chip prospect with an enormous upside in the right defensive scheme that utilizes his well-developed skills. He should be one of the top 10 overall picks in the draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals would love to have this potential Pro Bowl player.
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