Here’s a feel good story to start Monday: Former USF wide out Rodney Adams will apparently get a face to face with the Buccaneers as part of the pre-draft process.
The 6’1″ Adams, a former Lakewood (St. Pete) High School product, had some impact over the past two seasons in USF’s offensive resurgence catching a Bulls record 67 passes in 2016 and a total of 16 TD’s in his career in the Green and Gold.
Obviously, NFL teams are taking notice, including his home area team the Bucs:
Bucs will work out Lakewood and USF receiver Rodney Adams at One Buc Place on Monday. Caught 14 TDs last two seasons with Bulls.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 2, 2017
In addition to the stats on the field, Adams had an impressive at the NFL Scouting Combine in February including running a fast 40 here:
— USF Football (@USFFootball) March 4, 2017
Even more impressive, was Adams raising money at the Combine for families who have lost family member or caregiver tragically, as he did when his mother was killed in a DUI crash in 2013. The former Bull got pledges for his vertical leap and raised awareness and over $3,000 for a special camp that helps children in specific, cope with their grief/loss.
That obviously stands out, as much or more than the stats above, and makes the story even more compelling.
Adams is currently projected by most analysts to be a mid to late round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.