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NFL Draft Profile: Oregon QB Vernon Adams

NFL Draft Profile: Oregon QB Vernon Adams

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Vernon Adams (QB), Oregon

5’11” | 200 lbs.

2015 stats:

2,643 YDS, 64.9 CMP%, 26 TD, 6 INT, 179.1 QBR | 83 CAR, 147 YDS, 2 TD

Projection:

7th Round

Scouting Report:

"Extremely undersized for the position, Adams had success at Oregon despite just one season within its scheme. He doesn't have optimal anticipation or field vision and missed big play opportunities as they were opening. Adams can hit deep balls on scramble throws and won't take unnecessary chances, but teams might pass on him due to 'system and size' concerns. I wouldn't close the door on his chances to make a team due to athleticism and play-making potential in packaged plays." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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The Way We Hear It: Khalil Mack will probably play after all

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The Way We Hear It: Khalil Mack will probably play after all

The Bears are back in Chicago and Tom Brady and the Patriots are in town! With a week of practice wrapping up today, here's what's been happening in the lead up to Sunday's Bears-Pats matchup: 

Adam Schefter: Bears plan on Khalil Mack playing vs. Patriots

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Adam Schefter: Bears plan on Khalil Mack playing vs. Patriots

Khalil Mack has yet to miss a game in his NFL career. He doesn’t plan on breaking that streak on Sunday.

ESPN insider Adam Schefter told the “Kirk and Callahan show” on WEEI in Boston that the Bears expect their star pass rusher to play this week against the New England Patriots.

Mack missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with the ankle injury he suffered last week against the Miami Dolphins.

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio indicated this week that the outside linebacker could potentially play even if he doesn’t practice due to the injury.

Assuming Mack does take the field on Sunday, he won’t be 100 percent, and it’s unclear how much of an impact he’ll be able to have.

Last week was his least productive game of the season, and he earned a career-low grade from Pro Football Focus, with two missed tackles and only one pressure generated on 33 pass-rushing snaps.

The Bears are going to need more from Mack to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots offense that’s averaging nearly 40 points per game over the last three weeks.