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Montravius Adams | Defensive Lineman

Team: Auburn Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 281

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Auburn junior DL Montravius Adams announced he will return to school for the 2016 season.
Adams follows his front seven teammate Carl Lawson back to Auburn. A few offensive players, tackle Shon Coleman, Avery Young and running back Peyton Barber declared for the draft. Defense will likely be the strength of Auburn's team for arguably the second straight season. Adams is an intriguing NFL player due to his movement skills for his size. Jan 19 - 8:29 AM

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CBS Sports' draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that Auburn junior DT Montravius Adams has "the initial quickness and lateral agility to attack gaps."

Adams' quickness off the line allows him to "penetrate into the backfield," noted Brugler. Issues with consistency have drawn some red flags from scouts, but the draft analyst likes Adams' potential to work with new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. In late July, Sports on Earth's Matt Brown wrote that the 6-foot-3, 281-pound junior is still a "work-in-progress."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Auburn junior DT Montravius Adams "is still a work-in-progress, but he can be the catalyst for improvement on the line around him thanks to his quickness and disruptive play on the interior," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"This year presents a perfect opportunity for a the reinvention of the Auburn defense," Brown wrote. "Will Muschamp arrives to take over a defense that does not lack talent, despite its flaws, and Auburn will finally have a seasoned Adams paired with a healthy Carl Lawson -- both five-star recruits in 2013 -- on the front line." The analyst ranks Adams as the No. 75 player in the sport. The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Adams, a former five-star recruit, posted 43 tackles, eight TFL and three sacks last year.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 07:38:00 PM

Auburn junior DT Montravius Adams "has yet to reach his full potential, but he's a disruptive, versatile player who has played some defensive end as well," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Adams is a five-star recruit from 2013, like linemate Carl Lawson. As a sophomore last year, he started 10 games, posting eight TFL, three sacks, 43 tackles, 35 pressures and an interception. He also led Tiger defensive linemen in snaps with 42.6 per game. "He could be primed for a breakout, especially if the pass rush improves around him as [Carl] Lawson returns from his [knee] injury," Brown wrote.
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Auburn junior DT Montravius Adams created 35 pressures last season, according to PFF's Jack Farrell.

This was tied for seventh best in the country according to Pro Football Focus. The Tigers will have a number of defensive prospects worth watching, with Adams and edge rusher Carl Lawson up front and linebackers Cassanova McKenzy and Kris Frost at the second level.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 10:22:00 AM

As a pass rusher Auburn junior DL Montravius Adams' "technique needs more work and consistency," NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein notes.

"What I see is a player with great pad level off the snap who fights back against double teams and who is athletic enough to work himself back into plays where it looks like he is blocked. He shows flashes of the hands needed to be a substantially better pass rusher, but his technique needs more work and consistency," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-3, 281-pound Adams posted 43 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and three sacks last year. The Auburn prospect led the Tiger's defensive linemen in snaps, with 42.6 snaps per game.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 03:15:00 PM

AL.com's Joel A. Erickson notes that Auburn needs sophomore DL Montravius Adams "to come up big against elite SEC competition" next season.

"His biggest plays have come against the weaker opponents on Auburn's schedule; the Tigers need him to come up big against elite SEC competition, particularly now that he steps into the lead role as Auburn's No. 1 defensive tackle," Erickson wrote. The 6-foot-3, 281-pound Adams will be the only player returning for the Tigers, with experience at the defensive tackle position. In Adams first two years at Auburn, he has become the Tigers' most productive defensive tackle recording 43 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and three sacks in 2014.
Source: Al.com
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 03:21:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Auburn sophomore DL Montravius Adams "created a lot of inside disruption" in Auburn's 42-35 win over South Carolina.

"Auburn DT Montravious Adams created a lot of inside disruption vs SC. Strong snap anticipation and overall quicks," Weidl tweeted. Auburn HC Gus Malzahn notes that the 6-foot-4, 305-pound tackle is a "force inside. He's tough. You've got to double-team him. If he's single-blocked, he's going to come off and make the play." The sophomore standout has been the Tigers' most disruptive defensive linemen this year.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 03:02:00 PM

AL.com's Brandon Marcello reports Auburn sophomore DL Montravius Adams "is working exclusively at defensive tackle early in Auburn's preseason camp."

"Montravius Adams is working exclusively at defensive tackle early in Auburn's preseason camp, though it's possible he could flip to defensive end in some situations when needed when the season kicks off," Marcello wrote. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound tackle did play end at times during the spring when the Tigers were dealing with injuries. However, Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson mentioned that they will teach Adams both positions.
Source: Al.com
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:10:00 PM