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Ohio State’s Adams underwhelming at Combine

Mike Adams

Ohio State offensive lineman Mike Adams speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Most draftnik types pegged Ohio State tackle Mike Adams as a “riser” at last month’s Senior Bowl, but he’s showing some deficiencies at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Adams managed only 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press Friday. While his 34-inch arms make bench pressing tougher, Adams’ total was one of the lowest of the day among offensive linemen. And Adams is considered a potential first-round pick.

“That’s not acceptable for that position, not even close,” observed NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock. “You see a lot of defensive backs put up that many.”

Mayock also pointed out that Adams was suspended twice in college. A 25-game starter at Ohio State, Adams officially measured 6-foot-7 1/4 and 323 pounds during Friday’s weigh-in. His two “unofficial” forty times were 5.31 and 5.38.