2024 3rd round pick #71 is Isaiah Adams G

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Overview​

Canadian import with junior college background who settled in as a two-year starter and 2023 team captain at Illinois. Adams' 2022 guard tape is important, as he's likely to end up back at guard after a season at right tackle in 2023. He's thick but athletic, with the ability to lead the action as a pulling blocker or finish drive blocks with authority when unlocking his power. The hands and feet lack cohesion, which sometimes plays into his problems with fitting up and staying connected to base blocks. Adams has the physical qualities to become better in protection, but his inability to protect his edges is a major concern. There are traits and talent for cultivation, but more development is needed.

Strengths​

  • Possesses an enticing blend of girth and athleticism.
  • Able to get out of his stance and into pulling blocks with quickness.
  • Uses decent hand placement to help reinforce his natural strength.
  • Caves wash-down blocks on inside zone.
  • Displays the force and attitude teams look for as a block finisher.
  • Flashes some "dancing bear" tendencies with his mirror in pass pro.

Weaknesses​

  • Has a hard time keeping blocks centered with footwork and positioning.
  • Slow to process assignment adjustments against moving fronts.
  • Hands and feet are still too disjointed getting into run blocks.
  • Lacks a direct punch to create early advantage in protection.
  • Fails to use his length effectively, creating soft edges
 

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Have no clue about him. Seems like you could get a.guy like this tomorrow, but we will never know....
 

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Don't like it at all. He's a guard in the NFL and there were better guards available. He's at best, a depth guy...when we could have gotten a starting LG

He's going to compete to start with this high of a pick. I just need to do some more research
 

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I like the position versatility and fits with our mold we draft, but this wasn’t good value for the spot.
 

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