Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Tony Adams

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Is Guard prospect Tony Adams a potential fit for the Chicago Bears?

Tony Adams has a wrestling background in high school and was a center coming to North Carolina State. However, by the end of his true freshman season, Tony Adams was starting at guard for the Wolfpack. Adams was able to start the next two seasons and was second team All-ACC in back to back seasons. Does Adams have more to give in a translation to the NFL and would he be a fit with the Chicago Bears?


Height: 6’2″

Weight: 322

Age: 23

School: North Carolina State


The wrestling background gave him great balance and body control. He is able to shoot out of his stance with power and get his hands on defenders quickly. Adams does a strong job of playing assignment football and is always looking for someone to hit. Adams has experience in multiple blocking schemes and has some center experience. Arguably the most impressive statistic following Tony Adams is that he has been penalized twice in his college career.

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Adams wins with technique more than physical size. He has poor reach and size for a guard. Adams struggles against length and power. This limits his ceiling more than it does anything else. He essentially is what he is as a refined blocker with a limited athletic ceiling.

A fit for Chicago Bears

While many mention that Harry Hiestand has a connection to Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson, that does not mean he will certainly select one of those players to add to the line. Hiestand also had to recruit every lineman in the nation, and faced off against a variety of them throughout the schedule. He was doing scouting reports for his opponent, and has to know a lot about Tony Adams, who he saw play in person.

Hiestand is technically sound and that is something that is going to stand out to a coach. His low ceiling will push him down towards the fifth round, but Hiestand could easily see a value pick and a player who could potentially start next season. Adding that value that late would be a nice get for the Bears. Having Hiestand’s knowledge on a player such as Tony Adams is underrated, but will show during the draft.