Seahawks Mock Draft Monday 4.0: Post-combine
Round 5: Seahawks select Trey Adams, OT Washington
We have spent a lot of time looking at prospects who helped themselves during last week’s scouting combine. Well, former Washington Huskies left tackle Trey Adams didn’t. In fact, some are speculating that he performed so poorly in the drills and in interviews that he is in danger of not getting drafted at all.
Adams also has an extensive injury history, including a torn ACL and a back injury, working against him. Add that Adams lack of athleticism in the underwear Olympics, and his stock is definitely down. That is the perfect opportunity for Seattle to land Adams at a bargain-basement price.
When healthy and on the field, Adams displays all the tools of a traditional left tackle. He has balance, flexibility, good hand placement, and can get to the second level. Adams also has good body control and can make adjustments when initially beaten. On film, he looks plenty athletic to handle right tackle right away.
Sure, even when he is going well, Adams has some warts. He doesn’t have the strongest upper half and can be beaten by power rushers. He needs to get stronger and his 2019 tape wasn’t as good as in past years.
But Adams is a former first-round talent who was derailed by injuries. You may only get 3-4 years from Adams, but in the 5th round, that is a risk well worth taking. Testing for an offensive lineman isn’t critical. Nor are the interviews. Just watch the tape.
Seattle has a prototype they typically look for, but they have deviated from it for tremendous value, like Jamarco Jones in 2018. Adams could be a starter for Seattle and is at least a valuable swing tackle. There is a lot to like in his game, even with the red flags, and in the 5th round, there are no bad picks.