2nd Round: Montravius Adams, DE/DT, Auburn
Montravius Adams is another that fits the “play like your hair is on fire” attitude. This draft is in big part about helping rebuild our trenches on both sides of the ball and Adams would be a huge addition to the rotation. He is a guy that can play both at the NT position and DE position for us. He has a great first step that allows him to disrupt plays in the backfield. Beyond just a great first step he also is one that has great driving power if a defender does latch on to push the pocket back into a QB.
When watching his games it was easy to see teams focused on him quite a bit. You can always tell who teams fear most by who they try to help the most. For the Broncos it is almost surprising when a team doesn’t double team Von Miller. Adams gets the same treatment for Auburn. Yet even with that being the case he has still found ways to be disruptive and put up some decent stats for a big man working on the inside.
There are reasons that he is dropping to the 2nd round. There are times he can be inconsistent. Part of that is I do think his conditioning needs to improve. He also sometimes struggles to locate the ball carrier. Teams have used his aggressiveness against him letting him drive into the backfield to have the ball carrier slip in behind him to a big hole. His size can also be a negative as he can lose the leverage battle at times throughout a game. Still there is 1st round potential in this kid with the right coaching (looking at you Bill Kollar).