Adams has good size and speed, timing well in the 40-yard dash with a 4.56. He has the instincts and tenacity to continue his sound-tackling ways on the next level. He has a great deal of experience having played all four seasons at Michigan and has developed into a hard-working leader on and off the field.
What he lacks in fluidity can be remedied with the proper coaching, something the Cardinals can provide him.
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Adams career numbers justify the Cardinals' interest. He finished his stint at Michigan with 172 tackles, 10 breakups and four interceptions. He can come into any team and compete for a starting job or contribute on special teams.
Adams prides himself on bringing the strength and toughness that is lacking in some circles of the NFL.
"I feel like I can contribute to whichever team drafts me and I am excited to see which team I am going to go to on draft day," he said.
Adams performed well at the Combine and his Pro Day on March 13-14. His vertical jump was measured at 34" and his three-cone came in at 6.90 seconds. As a result, he is widely considered one of the top three safeties in the draft.
"I have really been working out a lot at Michigan," Adams said. "The new coaching staff came in and completely revamped the weight room and the conditioning program. We have players who are in the NFL now, as well as those who are coming out working out there right now. I have been working on my techniques, position drills, muscle memory and strengthening."
The hard work which Adams has been putting in will certainly pay off for one NFL team. Whether that team is the Cardinals remains to be seen, but it is obvious that Adams is on the radar of GM Rod Graves.