Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
There has been so much hype surrounding Mike Adams in the past couple of months. Some NFL Draft analysts have suggested that he could go in the top 20, perhaps as high as No. 13 to the Arizona Cardinals. Well, no longer. Adams' momentum has come to a halt.
The big concern is the bench press. Adams lifted 225 pounds only 19 times. Anti-Combine people may roll their eyes, but his inability to lift the appropriate amount could say something about his work ethic. As Charles Davis pointed out, Adams should have had plenty of time to lift weights during his two collegiate suspensions. What was he doing during his time off?
Adams definitely has big-time potential and will still probably be a first-round pick, but there's a good chance that he'll bust.
Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois
As Charlie noted in his Combine Workout Report, "[Jeff Allen] looked fluid in the field drills with natural knee bend. Allen had a respectable 26 reps on the bench press and ran the 40 in 5.28 seconds. He is a sleeper prospect who could be a good value pick."
Praised by Mike Mayock during the NFL Network telecast, the Illinois product also had a quality Senior Bowl, so he should be rising up draft boards.
Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State
Michael Brewster didn't have a good showing in the Senior Bowl, and that was once again the case in Indianapolis. Brewster struggled in the field drills, looking like a reserve center at best. He'll be extremely lucky to be drafted on Day 2 at this point.
Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia
The 40 time isn't very important for offensive linemen (or for any position, for that matter), but it was really impressive to see a 345-pound man run a 5.15. Glenn's athleticism, arm length (35 3/4) and quality drill work helped solidify his first-round status.
Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Like Mike Adams, Peter Konz had a disappointing bench press result, which has to draw a red flag. Konz posted only 18 reps of 225, which was really surprising. This obviously did not help him as a fringe first-round prospect.
Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
Bobby Massie stood out during the weigh-ins when his arms measured in at 35 inches. His bench press (22 reps) wasn't nearly as impressive, but it was understandable considering how long his arms are. He showed solid athleticism on Saturday, so he should be drafted at some point on Day 2.
Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State
Kelechi Osemele had the longest arms at the Combine (35 7/8). Despite this, he posted 32 reps of 225 pounds, which was really impressive. He's a strong second-round prospect.
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa State
Riley Reiff's arm length (33 1/4) was really disappointing. He doesn't have alligator arms like Sam Baker, but left tackles typically should measure in at 34 inches. The debate over whether Reiff would eventually pass Matt Kalil as the top tackle available in the 2012 NFL Draft is officially over (and never really should have started). Mocked by Todd McShay to the Vikings, Reiff no longer has a shot at No. 3, but he could still be the sixth pick if the Redskins miss out on Robert Griffin.
I'm sure it's because your "NFL Matches" section is just the usual copy/pasta from other scouting report articles, but I literally spit out my drink reading you suggest Mixon as a fit for the Ravens. Zero chance that happens lol.