Levy Adcock 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes

Levy Adcock
6'6, 322 pounds | Offensive tackle | Oklahoma State

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As often mentioned, offensive tackle is an extremely important position in the NFL.  As a result, offensive tackle prospects are pushed up the draft board and sometimes over-drafted.  This trend promises to continue in future drafts.

Levy Adcock is going to be one of those prospects that may land higher than his talent warrants.  He possesses the size and quickness that evaluators look for in a tackle prospect.  His feet are quick enough to protect the edge and mirror rushers.  Adcock is also fluid enough to change direction and react to counter moves.  He shows the ability to be a plus pass protector in the NFL.

However, Adcock's weakness are masked by the style of play at Oklahoma State.  He isn't the strongest or nastiest of offensive linemen.  Pushing defenders off the line and creating running room will be a problem for Adcock.  His lack of explosion and power punch limits his ability to get inside and drive.  In pass protection, Adcock struggles to anchor after contact and hold his own against the bull rush.  He also has some wasted motion in his punch making it easier for defenders to get into his frame.

Adcock is a real tough prospect to peg because he has the size and athletic ability but lacks great strength.  The fact that Oklahoma State runs an unconventional offense also makes it hard for Adcock to show his run blocking ability.  He may end up getting drafted higher based on his potential and upside.

Bold statement: Adcock will be overvalued due to his size and athletic ability


Games viewed: Oklahoma ('10), Arizona ('10), Texas A&M ('10)

Levy Adcock
6'6, 322 pounds | Offensive tackle | Oklahoma State

  • Adcock is a massive offensive line prospect with a thick lower half
  • For his size, Adcock has good athletic ability and fluid movements
  • He does a good job quickly getting into to his set
  • His feet are quick enough to shuffle and mirror defenders
  • Adcock possesses a natural bend and keeps his pad level low
  • He has long arms which helps him keep defenders off his frame
  • His quickness off the ball and decent foot speed allows him to protect the edge
  • Adcock is not a nasty player and doesn't finish off plays
  • He struggles to move defenders off the football
  • Despite having a natural bend, Adcock struggles to anchor after initial contact
  • He is more of a puncher and not a velcro player
  • His punch is weak and doesn't jolt the defender
  • Adcock has some wasted motion in his pass protection because he keeps his hands down at his side
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