LA Rams Day 6 NFL Scouting Combine – OT Adams stock falling

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LA Rams NFL Scouting Combine
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Day 6 Losers

Each year, the NFL Combine creates that first impression among NFL scouts and executives, a first impression which will either beat their expectations and earn that player a designation of the winner, or an impression which will fall short of those expectations and earns that player a designation of the loser.  Keep in mind that when we cite the names of players on this list, this is not a reflection of players who will not succeed. The prospect could be suffering from a minor illness or injury.  The upside is that any players who “fall” in the draft come closer to the LA Rams, who will not walk up to the podium until 51 other selections are made.

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So it goes with one offensive tackle we’ve tracked for the possible selection of the LA Rams, Washington offensive tackle Trey Adams. He simply did not impress at the Combine today.  He looked big, but not chiseled. He looked strong, but not athletic. And his drills appeared as though Adams still suffered heavily from his collegiate knee and back injuries.  That will mean teams need to give strong scrutiny to his medical examinations.

On the Draft tracker, Adams is ranked 23rd out of 40 offensive linemen. And his projection range between rounds 1-3 is now firmly aimed at round three.  But will his round-three position slide all the way to 84, where the Rams can select him?  I think that is very likely.   This does nothing to discourage me from sticking with the belief that Adams is the perfect replacement to LT Andrew Whitworth.  The best football players oftentimes are not the guys who look the part, nor who show up as Fitness Magazine cover models. OT Trey Adams is of that ilk.

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Another player who fell could land on the LA Rams radar as a result.  Kentucky offensive guard Logan Stenberg did not drill well at the NFL Scouting Combine today.  A 6-foot-6 317-pound interior offensive lineman who truly stood out as the left guard for Kentucky, and showed up again at the Senior Bowl with fierce effectiveness. His performance today reflected a sluggish, less agile lineman. But he is about snarling, in-the-trenches pure physicality. The draft website scores Sternberg at 5.98, good enough to be the 24th of 40+ graded linemen. He too is often graded with a round-two or round-three grade. The shallow numbers for interior offensive linemen in this draft will likely keep him no lower than round three.