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Mr. Laz
04-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Ohio State T Mike Adams Tested Positive For Marijuana At The Combine

Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams, a projected first round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, tested positive for marijuana at this year's Scouting Combine, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports.

According to La Canfora, Adams has been upfront with NFL clubs since learning of his positive test result which could keep him from slipping in next week's draft.

At 6-foot-7 and 323 pounds with 34" arms and 10 7/8" hands, Adams is built like the protoypical left tackle and possesses the natural athletic ability to man that position at the next level, but is likely to begin his NFL career on the right side. Adams only played in 32 games for the Buckeyes, missing time with shoulder and knee injuries, as well as disciplinary issues. Adams was suspended for two games as a sophomore for violating team rules and was suspended for the first five games of his senior season for receiving improper benefits from a tattoo parlor.

Should Adams drop him to the second round, the cost of his positive test result could be over $3 million. The average guarantee of the final 10 picks of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft was $5.942 million. The average guarantee of the first 10 picks in the second round of last year's draft was $3.036 million, a number boosted by Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick receiving the quarterback premiums in their contracts.

suds79
04-19-2012, 11:36 AM
This should knock down his draft stock by about 1-2 picks. :P

Not a big deal IMO. I'm sure there are several, several pro athletes doing this.

Hoover
04-19-2012, 11:41 AM
He just wants to be drafted by the cowboys

DJ's left nut
04-19-2012, 11:42 AM
I'd take him with a 2nd if he fell in a heartbeat.

saphojunkie
04-19-2012, 11:56 AM
I'd take him with a 2nd if he fell in a heartbeat.

Why?

1. Not a need.
2. Guy has no motor.
3. We could fill a need with a more dependable player in the second.

El Jefe
04-19-2012, 12:11 PM
I'd take him with a 2nd if he fell in a heartbeat.

I would take him with a third. He under produced for us, but when he came back his senior year he was a monster. The guy has unreal potential if he can keep motivated. It's sad that its the same ol motivation song, but he could be great, or he could be worthless. He has all the tools, he just has to get his mind right.

Chiefnj2
04-19-2012, 12:15 PM
Why?

1. Not a need.
2. Guy has no motor.
3. We could fill a need with a more dependable player in the second.

Backup tackle is a big need. KC has nobody behind Winston or Albert.

SuperChief
04-19-2012, 12:16 PM
Third rounder, maybe. We're almost required to go NT in the 2nd, barring a Poe-lapse in the 1st.

Chiefnj2
04-19-2012, 12:17 PM
Third rounder, maybe. We're almost required to go NT in the 2nd, barring a Poe-lapse in the 1st.

We were almost required to go NT early in the last 3 drafts and didn't do it.

SuperChief
04-19-2012, 12:25 PM
We were almost required to go NT early in the last 3 drafts and didn't do it.

With the acquisition of Gregg last year, I think the FO was set on picking value late in the draft at NT.

Chiefnj2
04-19-2012, 12:42 PM
With the acquisition of Gregg last year, I think the FO was set on picking value late in the draft at NT.

They didn't sign Gregg until July. They got lucky he became available.

Nightfyre
04-19-2012, 01:01 PM
I'd take a chance on him if he took a Justin Houston style slide FOR SURE. Protoypical build that could save us some dollars on Albert if he is well coached OR could be solid depth.

SuperChief
04-19-2012, 01:20 PM
They didn't sign Gregg until July. They got lucky he became available.

I stand corrected, then.

DJ's left nut
04-19-2012, 02:28 PM
Why?

1. Not a need.
2. Guy has no motor.
3. We could fill a need with a more dependable player in the second.

1. He's not a need until he is; can we count on Winston and Albert staying healthy all year? How do you figure that this team doesn't desperately need another tackle - Steve Maneri and David Mimms appear to be our backups right now. And what happens if Albert leaves? Adams is absolutely capable of playing LT.

2. Says who? Adams' effort is generally regarded as adequate, though not his greatest strength. He really stepped up last season in that department.

3. Again - says who? This isn't a good tackle crop. Anyone that would be available that is 'more dependable' has a substantially lower ceiling in this draft.

Adams would be a very good pick in the 2nd round for us, IMO. He provides depth where we desperately need it and could be a very good developmental player for us.

DJ's left nut
04-19-2012, 02:29 PM
Third rounder, maybe. We're almost required to go NT in the 2nd, barring a Poe-lapse in the 1st.

Not if you think Chapman will fall to the 3rd.

DeezNutz
04-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Accept value when it falls in your lap, and this will lead to a strong roster long-term.

DJ's left nut
04-19-2012, 02:33 PM
Accept value when it falls in your lap, and this will lead to a strong roster long-term.

Exactly.

Not every high value pick is going to be at a position of extreme immediate need. But over the long-term, you'll be amazed at what your needs end up being.

If Perry or Konz have fallen to the 2nd, sure - go with those guys. Those are also pretty good value picks that fit the needs better. But if there's nobody that presents a strong value pick and Adams is available for you, passing on him because you have Albert w/ 1 year left on his deal and Winston, who rumors suggest was let go by Houston because of health concerns - well that's just dumb.

DeezNutz
04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Exactly.

Not every high value pick is going to be at a position of extreme immediate need. But over the long-term, you'll be amazed at what your needs end up being.

If Perry or Konz have fallen to the 2nd, sure - go with those guys. Those are also pretty good value picks that fit the needs better. But if there's nobody that presents a strong value pick and Adams is available for you, passing on him because you have Albert w/ 1 year left on his deal and Winston, who rumors suggest was let go by Houston because of health concerns - well that's just dumb.

When I was reading through the thread, my first thought was about the '05 draft and Rodgers. At the time, many might have said the same thing: "We don't need a QB now! LB is a much bigger concern!!"

Now, we have largely wised up (for the most part) about QBs, but the guiding principle in selecting Adams would be the same. Take the damn gift and run like hell.

Frosty
04-19-2012, 02:47 PM
We could take Adams and move Albert to guard!




*runs and hides* :evil:

saphojunkie
04-19-2012, 04:35 PM
1. He's not a need until he is; can we count on Winston and Albert staying healthy all year? How do you figure that this team doesn't desperately need another tackle - Steve Maneri and David Mimms appear to be our backups right now. And what happens if Albert leaves? Adams is absolutely capable of playing LT.

2. Says who? Adams' effort is generally regarded as adequate, though not his greatest strength. He really stepped up last season in that department.

3. Again - says who? This isn't a good tackle crop. Anyone that would be available that is 'more dependable' has a substantially lower ceiling in this draft.

Adams would be a very good pick in the 2nd round for us, IMO. He provides depth where we desperately need it and could be a very good developmental player for us.

We have an IMMEDIATE need at center. As in...we don't have one on the roster. We need to pick up a center or a guard and move hudson before we start filling backup roles with huge red-flag guys.

Mr. Laz
04-19-2012, 04:41 PM
a backup/swing tackle is a definite need

Is Mims ready?

need somebody this year and we need to start developing them all the time so we don't run into problems again.

beach tribe
04-20-2012, 01:06 AM
I'd take him with a 2nd if he fell in a heartbeat.

Maybe he'll pull a J. Houston, and Pioli will snag him.

Dmello12
04-20-2012, 01:07 AM
wonder what Adams is doing on this special holiday???

beach tribe
04-20-2012, 01:07 AM
We could take Adams and move Albert to guard!




*runs and hides* :evil:

Hell yeah. Then we could sign Albert to G money instead of T money.

BryanBusby
04-20-2012, 01:14 AM
wonder what Adams is doing on this special holiday???

LMAO

Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but there's been a lot of questions on Mike Adams. He really took a big hit (hurr) on his stock.

Chief2Chief
04-20-2012, 06:47 PM
1. He's not a need until he is; can we count on Winston and Albert staying healthy all year? How do you figure that this team doesn't desperately need another tackle - Steve Maneri and David Mimms appear to be our backups right now. And what happens if Albert leaves? Adams is absolutely capable of playing LT.

2. Says who? Adams' effort is generally regarded as adequate, though not his greatest strength. He really stepped up last season in that department.

3. Again - says who? This isn't a good tackle crop. Anyone that would be available that is 'more dependable' has a substantially lower ceiling in this draft.

Adams would be a very good pick in the 2nd round for us, IMO. He provides depth where we desperately need it and could be a very good developmental player for us.
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Chief2Chief
04-20-2012, 06:49 PM
Dude, why are you even replying as it obvious you know nothing about the Chiefs or the OL. Maneri was moved to TE what...2 months ago. Mims is spelled with like, Mims and he probably be the best lineman in camp this fall. Mims was a steal for the Chiefs.
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04-20-2012, 06:49 PM
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Chief2Chief
04-20-2012, 06:50 PM
David Mims has all the tools to be great. And appears to be a great kid from a good family. Don't be surprised to see David Mims push Albert in camp. Seriously. Go Chiefs
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Frosty
04-20-2012, 06:51 PM
Hell yeah. Then we could sign Albert to G money instead of T money.

This is either sarcasm fail on your part or on mine. Not sure which.

Nightfyre
04-20-2012, 06:52 PM
Chief2Chief is Mims greatest supporter. hehe.

spanky 52
04-21-2012, 06:43 AM
Sounds like Chief2Chief is Mims.

the Talking Can
04-21-2012, 07:19 AM
David Mims has all the tools to be great. And appears to be a great kid from a good family. Don't be surprised to see David Mims push Albert in camp. Seriously. Go Chiefs
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Tribal Warfare
04-21-2012, 07:37 AM
Chief2Chief is Mims greatest supporter. hehe.

I think that goes to O'city

milkman
04-21-2012, 09:22 AM
We have an IMMEDIATE need at center. As in...we don't have one on the roster. We need to pick up a center or a guard and move hudson before we start filling backup roles with huge red-flag guys.

The Chiefs appear to be set on moving Hudson to center, and Daryl Harris played center in college.

Mike Adams waould be a great pick in the second round, as he would provide the Chiefs with a very good swing tackle who could move into the LT spot should Albert hit free agency after the season.

I would also expect the Chiefs to draft a late round center to provide depth on the interior.

Mr. Laz
04-21-2012, 10:10 AM
it would be nice Daryl Harris pan out ... dont' really care where. Center works

wouldn't be surprised to see lilja work at center as well.

Harris,Hudson,Lilja can all work at LG and Center ... let the best 2 guys win.

cdcox
04-21-2012, 10:57 AM
If he drops to the 2nd we should take him. You need to use a top 10-pick for each of the starting OL positions, but you wait until the 2nd round to get your backups.