2012 NFL Draft
Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Ohio State University Buckeyes
Dublin-Coffman High School
2nd Round – 56th Overall
Adams appeared in 30 games during his four-year career at Ohio State, starting 25 contests, including his last 21…In his final two seasons as a starter, the left offensive tackle registered 167 knockdowns and 33 touchdown-resulting blocks.
All-American Dream Team selection (second-team) by The NFL Draft Report…The Dream Team is based on pro potential, according to that scouting information service…Added second-team All Big Ten Conference honors, despite missing the Buckeyes’ first five games due to an NCAA suspension…Started the final eight contests and once he was back in the lineup, the team’s struggling ground attack suddenly came back to life…Without Adams, OSU averaged 154.2 yards per game through their first five games, but 224 yards came in the season opener vs. Akron, a team that ranked 108th in the nation in run defense…After the team generated only 35 yards on 35 carries vs. Michigan State, the Buckeyes more than gladly welcomed Adams back to the fold…In his first game back, Adams made two touchdown-resulting blocks as the running unit piled up 243 yards vs. Nebraska…The following week, he helped OSU rush for 211 yards Illinois and then had two more touchdown-resulting blocks as the Buckeyes scored three times rushing and collected 268 yards in an upset win over Wisconsin…With fourteen knockdowns and three touchdown-resulting blocks to his credit, Ohio State exploded for a season-high 346 yards rushing vs. Indiana…Adams would close out the year with thirteen touchdown resulting blocks and 78 knockdowns for an offense that averaged 308.2 yards per game without their left tackle and 324.38 yards with him in the lineup.
All-American third-team selection by The NFL Draft Report…Consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice…Started all thirteen games for the only time during his collegiate career, as the left tackle paced the Buckeyes with an 89.6% grade for blocking consistency, registering 89 knockdowns and 20 touchdown-resulting blocks…The team ranked 11th in the nation in scoring (38.77 ppg), 14th in rushing (220.08 ypg) and 20th in total offense (448.62 ypg).
Started four games against Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Purdue…Made first career start against Illinois…Did not play against Minnesota, New Mexico State and Penn State because of a knee injury.
Adams was a reserve offensive tackle, appearing in four games…Sidelined by a shoulder injury.
Adams attended Dublin-Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, playing football for Shamrocks head coach Mark Crabtree…Regarded as the nation’s top offensive tackle prospect by ESPN, Scout.com, Rivals.com, Prep Star and Super Prep, Adams led the team to a 13-1 record, ranking second in the state and ninth nationally during his senior year…An All-Ohio pick as a junior and senior, he added All-Ohio Capital Conference, All-Metro, and All-District each of those seasons…Was selected Parade and EA Sports All-American in 2007…Was the top-rated player on the Detroit Free Press “Best of the Midwest” team and chosen USA Today All-USA…Competed in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Criminology major…Born 3/10/90…Resides in Dublin, Ohio…Son of Heidi Taylor.