Chargers Interview OT Mike Adams at Senior Bowl Practice

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 2, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Mike Adams (75) in the fourth quarter of their Gator Bowl game at EverBank Field. Florida won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

The Chargers have shown interest in Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams (Walter Football).

Here is the report from Walter Football on how he did at practice today:

Adams once again had some reps where he looked great followed by others where he was terrible. One win came against Marshall’s Vinny Curry. At left tackle, Adams got a hold of Curry on an edge rush and kept him out of the pocket. At right tackle, Curry fired off the snap with speed off the edge. He sunk his hips and got skinny to get leverage on Adams. The big tackle couldn’t do the same as Curry reached the marker with Adams falling onto the ground at the spot of the quarterback.

Here is the evaluation of Adams from Pro Football Weekly:

Big-framed, well-distributed, light-footed pass blocker who moves well for his size and can create movement in the run game and match up with power. Did a fine job handling Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt. Works to the second level and can seal off linebackers. Tends to rise out of his stance and struggles to match up with savvy pass rushers, such as Purdue’s Ryan Kerrigan, with quick counters in their arsenal. Spends more time on the ground than he should and technique could use refinement. Has starting NFL traits if he proves he is willing to commit to the game and stays focused. Could be better suited for the right side in the pros, with definite swing potential.

There are a lot of questions to be answered with the Chargers offensive line. Marcus McNeill has injury concerns and Jared Gaither is a free agent. Jeromey Clary will be on the roster, but we all know that he can kill some drives with false starts and holding penalties. We will need to use some of our draft picks to focus in on offensive lineman to keep Philip Rivers standing.