Redskins Show Interest in Tackle, Mike Adams

We have a lot of friends at the Senior Bowl this week, including Steve Shoup (Hogs Haven and Fan Speak), as well as JimmyK, from Blogging the Beast. I noticed this nugget from Jimmy's practice report earlier this week:

The Redskins were talking quite a bit to OT Mike Adams of Ohio St. The buzz on Adams here is that he's a sure fire 1st rounder. If "the buzz" is correct, obviously he won't be there when the Redskins draft in the 2nd round, and it's probably a safe bet he won't go 6th overall. But he could be a target that would make sense if the Skins trade out of 6 or if they trade p into the back end of the 1st round.

A few notes here:

  • Adams is 6'7, 323 lbs, large 11 inch hands, long arms, Major: Criminology
  • Adams is being coached by the Vikings on the North Squad.
  • Adams was suspended for the first five games of 2011 for his role in selling OSU memorabilia for cash and discounts on tattoos.
In an interview that Mike Shanahan did on the NFL Network set, the Redskins coach highlighted not only the need for a franchise QB, but the importance of a surrounding cast:
"You're trying to find that guy. The main thing you need to do is have a supporting cast around him. Because even if you get that franchise QB, there's only one team that's happy at the end of the season. The Super Bowl winner. So you got to make sure you have enough weapons around him. And make sure he has a chance to get the job done."
The Coach then went on highlighting the importance of always evaluating QBs, so that one can trade him for a high pick even if the team has their franchise guy. So, obviously the Redskins are evaluating Mike Adams to learn more about personality from the OSU suspension. Can he play Right Tackle though? Todd McShay thinks so:
"I think Adams is probably the highest-rated (OSU player)," McShay said. "He's had his ups and downs ... He's good enough to play at right tackle in the NFL."
Wes Bunting seems him as a solid Left Tackle, which I think will happen since he'll be such a high pick:
Looks the part of an NFL left tackle. He showcases good length, moves his feet well through contact and exhibits "plus' range toward the edge for his size. At times gets himself into trouble "catching" defenders at the point, but has the skill set to mature into a good starting NFL left tackle.
One last nugget from that Shanahan interview, Shanahan had this to say on the 2011 second round pick:
"I look at Jarvis Jenkins as a top ten pick. He dominated pre-season. He could be our top defensive lineman."

And yes, I realize the Redskins are showing interest in every player at the Senior Bowl, but throw me a bone here. It's off-season, and I refuse to talk Manning or Grossman.

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