Johnny Adams is leaving a Michigan State team that had some ups and down in 2012. Despite going just 3-5 in the Big Ten, Michigan State managed to end the season on a high note by defeating TCU 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
However, Adams did not play in that final game against TCU, but has some upside and can get some action in the NFL.
Under head coach Mark Dantonio and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, Adams learned a lot and looks to take his game to the next level.
2008: 12 games, 1 interception, 40 yards, 4 pass deflections, 0 sacks, 21 tackles
2009: No statistics
2010: 13 games, 3 interceptions, 38 yards, 7 pass deflections, 0 sacks, 50 tackles
2011: 13 games, 3 interceptions, 141 yards, 5 pass deflections, 3 sacks, 45 tackles
2012: 12 games, 3 interceptions, 11 yards, 7 pass deflections, 1 sack, 35 tackles
Tackles: 7, three times (last vs. Wisconsin, 10/22/11)
Tackles for loss: 2, vs. Notre Dame (9/15/12)
Sacks: 1, four times (last vs. Notre Dame, 9/15/12)
Pass Break-ups: 2, three times (last vs. Michigan, 10/15/11)
Interceptions: 2, vs. Minnesota (11/24/12)
Adams suffered a shoulder injury in 2009 and was granted a medical redshirt, forcing him to miss 10 games.
Weight: 181 lbs
Arm Length: 31 1/4"
Hand Size: 8"
Pro Day Results (Did not have full workout in combine due to hamstring.)
40-yard dash: 4.43
Broad jump: 09'10"
Vertical jump: 33
Adams did not have the combine results he wanted to have, but has some potential. He's likely to be a second or third cornerback for teams in the NFL early in his career and can try to work his way up.
Adams finished his career ranked among Michigan State's all-time leaders in several categories. Adams is fourth in interception return yards with 230, fifth in passes deflected with 35, 10th in interceptions with 11 and tied 11th in pass breakups with 24.
He also graduated from high school a semester early to enroll at Michigan State during the 2008 spring semester to get an early start with the team.
Adams started all four years in high school and saw plenty of action during his time at Michigan State. He has a lot of knowledge of the game and knows what he needs to do in the NFL.
Adjusting to the next level could be a challenge for Adams. Despite being a key player in high school and college, he may have to work on a few techniques and get some NFL experience in order to eventually be considered an important asset to an NFL team.