A little more clarity surfaced today as the far as the Pittsburgh Steelers possible first round selection in the upcoming draft goes as Jason La Canfora reports that Ohio State tackle Mike Adams tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February. La Canfora seems to think that this will not hurt his stock overall, but I can almost guarantee it kills his chances of being drafted by the Steelers now. Thank God for that.
If you have read my post or listened to the podcast, you know I am not a fan of Adams and his five cent head. He has had character and motivation concerns for some time now and this puts the final nail in his coffin for good in my opinion as far as the Steelers go. I also have posted that I worry about the lack of core strength that Adams shows on film to go along with other issues he has that relate to his blocking in the run game. I have been worried up until this point that the Steelers might still have him on their big board regardless of my analysis, but now that worry of mine is no more.
As far as early round tackle prospects go now, Cordy Glenn, who I think is more of a twweener, and Jonathan Martin, who I view as an early second round pick, remain after Matt Kalil and Riley Reiff. Bobby Massie, who has been flying up the draft boards, is a solid run blocker, but he has enough technique flaws in his pass protection that I think that he too is a second round prospect.
I am not sure whether or not Glenn is high on the Steelers big board heading into the draft and wonder if they see him more as a guard or tackle at the next level. If he is not regarded as a tackle, I see much better options later in the second and third round guards that have some good position flexibility and great upside. Brandon Brooks anyone?
While Adams reportedly has been up front with teams about his positive test, it shows where his true values are. I am going to be up front with Adams and let him know that I have put a big red line through his name now.