As Koets described it, "I had three official ones (interviews), but one of the guys grabbed me in there a day early. I don't think they had anybody in there, so they threw me in there," he said. "I was walking through and was going to grab something to eat and they said, 'Hey, we want to talk to you.' So that's how I ended up there."
Koets is an interesting prospect who shows great technique and potential to handle the difficult position of left tackle at the pro level with some grooming. Likely to be a mid-round pick, he could be a real value for the Buccaneers who could use someone with his athleticism on their depth chart and for the future of their offensive line.
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T, Oregon State
Numbers: 6'6, 294 pounds
|Adam Koets leads the way for Yvenson Bernard (Getty Images/Jeff Gross)|
Noteworthy: Three-year starter who didn't miss a single game,
posting 37 consecutive starts ... Named to the academic All-Conference team three consecutive years ...
Awarded All-Conference Honors in 2006 ... Played in the East-West Shrine Game
... Enjoys extreme sports, including bungee jumping and sky diving ... Graduated
from high school with a 3.90 GPA ... Majored in international business with a
minor in German at Oregon State and spent the summer of 2005 in Germany as part
of a study-abroad program.
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Ed Thompson: Adam, tell me a little bit about you out on the football field. How would you describe your attitude when you're out there?
Adam Koets: I'm a forceful player. I love the game and my attitude is
kind of different in different situations, but overall, I'm kind of an
intellectual guy. I don't really talk a lot of trash. I try to stay away from
that and just think about the next play technique-wise and what the opponent's
doing -- and then try to go out there and beat guys up.
ET: You've been described as a finesse blocker what does that mean to you?
AK: I think it's a good thing. I have a lot of athletic ability for my position. There are blocks I can make that other guys can't, and obviously I play with good technique. So I think that gives me an advantage on a lot of guys. But I'm also trying to be more physical and dominate more guys, and I think I was showing I could do that as well, especially towards the end of the season.
ET: What did you wanted to make sure that the coaches you talked to at the Combine knew about you?
AK: I think the kind of person I am, my background and how important football is to me. I'm a good character guy, no off-the-field issues. And my intelligence and athletic ability are strengths that I bring to the table. I'm a pretty well-rounded guy, I'm not your typical football player. I do a lot of different things that kind of set me apart.
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