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Prospect Profiles: Levy Adcock


TRIANGLE NUMBERS:  6-6, 322, 5.25



A thick, strong kid who possesses the lower body strength to anchor and the power through his arms to stick through contact. Played on both the right and left side this past year and despite being raw out of his stance, displays natural balance when asked to shuffle and slide and once he gets his hands on a defender he can mirror through contact. He can bend and sit into his stance, but will get upright initially out of his stance when asked to reach speed off the edge. Doesn’t stay real compact with his footwork either as he gets overextended and upright on his first movement. However, settles his feet well, sits back into his stance and can anchor routinely on contact. Has a strong lower half and natural short area quickness when asked to mirror, even in space. Extends his arms well on contact when looking to engage, but doesn’t display ideal hand placement as he often gets outside the frame of defenders. He can also sit down on contact, re-work his hands and make it tough to disengage. Lacks ideal athleticism toward the edge, but has good enough range to get a look as a left tackle, athletically though looks better suited to play on the right side in the NFL.

Does his best work in the run game where he can really coil up into his stance, keep his base down, back flat -even from a three point stance- and really looks explosive coming off the football. Generates a real snap through hips into contact, gains leverage off the ball and extends his arms well at the point. Can create an initial surge off the football as an in-line guy with the power through his hands to stick and drive his man down the field. Absolutely can dominate when blocking down inside and can take defensive lineman right out of the play. Displays good initial coordination when asked to step and seal, creates seams on the edge and is even a “plus” athlete on the move. Isn’t overly rangy, but breaks down well in space, takes good angles and can even drop his pad level and cut his target. At times when engaged will get a bit ahead of himself and lose balance, but is a guy who can win on contact at the point on the next level.

Impression: Needs to clean up his footwork in pass protection, but he’s coordinated, can bend and should improve with time. Looks like a guy who is ideally suited to play right tackle, but I could see him being effective as a guard. At best a low end starter who looks more like a reserve to me.

NFL’s Future:

Strengths:  Levy Adcock is a massive tackle/guard that has incredible strength.  He has a powerful base with incredible hand strength.  Once he is locked in with his hands he is tough to shake.  Impressive short area quickness that allows him to mirror defenders well.  Longs arms and extends them well into contact.  Impressive run blocker that can create a ton of surge off the ball.  Ideal run blocker in a power running scheme.  Does an excellent job getting into the second level and seal for a big man.  Impressed on tape by an almost 330 pound man cutting defenders in open space.  He breaks down well in space and drops his pad level to gain leverage down the field.  Impressive conditioning for a big man in OSU’s up-tempo offense.

Weaknesses:  He plays a little upright, especially when trying to reach the edge versus speed.  Has a tendency to overextend and lose balance when trying to get to edge rushers.  He will need to clean up his footwork in pass protection to handle NFL rushers.  Didn’t have to hold the point of attack for long in OSU’s as offense as it relied on getting the ball out quickly.

Bottom Line:  Levy Adcock has RT written all over him in the NFL.  He doesn’t have the feet to play on the left side.  At worst, the team selecting him will be getting a starting caliber guard that could play swing tackle.  He should be a contributor early on in his career.

FF Toolbox:

Besides sporting a sweet mullet during his career with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Adcock is one of top senior offensive tackle prospects in the country. Although it is unlikely he’ll be able to play left tackle at the next level, he is still a quality prospect for the right side who is sure to hear his name called during the 2012 NFL Draft.

Adcock is a difficult prospect to get a feel for because the Cowboys utilize a quick-hitting offense that doesn’t ask the offensive line to really overpower other teams. His athleticism is above-average, with good footwork and mobility in tight spaces. He doesn’t look very good when asked to get nasty and overwhelm defenders in run blocking, though.

Most offensive linemen have the opposite skill-set where they need to work on their technique and already possess brute strength. Bulking up for the NFL will be asking a lot for a guy who already has a lot of weight on his frame. If he can maintain his work ethic, he may be able to live up to his draft status.


GiantsGab Thoughts:

Levy Adcock is a college left tackle, who will have to either move inside or to the right side in the pros. Powerful. Good technique. Good run blocker. Power run guy. Struggles in space, and is not the most fluid of athletes. Cannot stay on the left side. But he has a lot of experience and has starter potential early on on the right side. The Giants need a right tackle. Adcock, I think, could function right away and get better with time. 4th round pick. Can play at least three positions, but can start well at one. Would be a good pickup.




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