Analysis (Taylor O’Neill):Adams is quick for a 308 pound defensive tackle. Coming out of Auburn, he compiled 8.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks in 2016. His size and quickness allow him to burst off of the line quickly. He’s adept at shooting the gap and making disrupting plays in the backfield, often getting off on the snap faster than most. He’s strong enough to hold his own against interior offensive linemen and pushing into the backfield.
The biggest knock on Adams is his consistency. He’s flashed big play ability but there are questions surrounding his motor. He appears to have the skills to succeed in the NFL but Packer fans will likely be a bit apprehensive given Ted Thompson’s general lack of success in drafting defensive tackles during his tenure in Green Bay.
Team Fit (Mike Wendlandt): Adams is a powerful 3-4 end who utilizes a nice bull rush to drive blockers into the backfield while also maintaining contain on the back side when he doesn’t get there. A very good athlete that could lend to some pass rush potential in sub packages early on for the Pack.
But where he’ll really make his money early is as a run stopper. He is stout at the point of attack and rarely gets driven off the ball. As an end, that’ll be his primary responsibility. If his motor stays running, he could be a starter for this defense down the road.
Player Comparison (John Piotrowski): Montravious Adams has shown the ability to be disruptive somewhere along the lines of Lawrence Guy, but with more potential. The mid-round picks of Ted Thompson have been feast or famine. See Mike Daniels vs. Khyri Thornton. The hope is Adams gravitates more toward the Daniels line.
Top 200 Rank(Ross Uglem): 130. Again, Thompson selects a player at a position that I did not anticipate. Adams, while being my #130 player overall, is a top 10 DL In this class for me, higher (in his class) than Kenny Clark was a season ago.
PFF Draft Guide (Ross Uglem): Adams ranked in the top 25 in FBS in pass rush productivity, run stop %, pursuit pressure, pass rush pressure in less than 2.5 seconds and defensive end pass rush pressure.