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Broncos Draft Prospects - OT Levy Adcock

Mar 9, 2012; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys offensive lineman Levy Adcock runs a drill during the Oklahoma State pro day at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 9, 2012; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys offensive lineman Levy Adcock runs a drill during the Oklahoma State pro day at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Denver Broncos will hold a private workout with Oklahoma State Offensive Tackle Levy Adcock sometime in the next few days. It won’t be a visit to Dove Valley, so it will not count against the 30 visits rule. Levy is a 23 year old, 6-6, 322 lb. All-American who protected Brandon Weeden for the past two years. NFL Draft Scout lists him as the 23rd best Offensive Lineman in 2012.

Adcock originally attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2009. He spent that first year playing mostly on the Special Teams Unit and lined up as a 4th Tight End on occasion. In 2010, he became a starter at for the Cowboys, played both Tackle positions without missing a beat and didn’t allow a Sack the entire season. That showing garnered him a first team All Big-12 selection by the coaches and a unanimous nod from the Associated Press. In 2011, Levy started every game at Right Tackle and Was among the candidates for Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the year.

Levy was not one of the Invitees to the NFL Combine this year, but I do happen to have his Pro Day numbers.

40 Yard Time: 5.21
20 Yard Time: 3.01
10 Yard Time: 1.80
Bench Press: 26 Reps
Vertical Jump 27.5"
Broad Jump: 9'0"
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.84
3-cone: 7.82 has this on their Scouting Report

A decorated three-sport star in high school who gained 30 pounds his senior year, Adcock is a late bloomer who took the junior college route to Stillwater. He coasted as a sophomore at OSU but made a stronger commitment in 2010 and '11 with the athleticism and long-term potential to attract teams in the later rounds.

Positives: Good natural athleticism, knee bend and fluid lateral movement to mirror college defensive ends. Willing to attack and punches multiple times to finish the play. Quick to pick up edge blitz and shows no panic, easily adjusting angles and resetting his feet. Can recover and reset his anchor. Rarely late off the snap.
Negatives: Stronger pass rushers can get under his pads and steer him aside. Lacks elite foot quickness and wasn't asked to block in space often. Misses moving targets but makes an effort to recover.

Jon Dove over at Mocking The Draft had this to say about Levy back in August:

"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.
Jon follows up with the belief that Adcock will be overvalued due to his size and athletic ability."

Note: Adcock is #72 on MTD’s top 100 Draft prospects. named Levy the 17th-best overall player in country by the organization’s panel of writers in August.

Over at Hog's Haven, Parks Smith had this to say in November:

:Adcock is one the best and most powerful run blockers in college. He brings a sense of nastiness to the position and plays with an edge. Levy has been hailed as a team leader and a great locker room personality by his teammates. Finally, Adcock is very durable and has never been injured in his time at Stillwater. His biggest weakness is in pass protect, due to his size he can struggle against speed rushers. Although he does possess enough athleticism to slide and adjust. Right now Adcock is a 2nd round prospect and could fit in nicely with the Skins."

Draftek claims that one of his best attributes is his ability to play multiple positions along the O-line. Although he's better suited to play RT in the NFL he has the strength and technique to match up well with bull rushers from either position.

Besides sporting a sweet mullet during his career with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Adcock is one of top senior offensive tackle prospects in the country. Although it’s unlikely he’ll be able to play left tackle at the next level, he is still a quality prospect for the right side who is sure to hear his name called during the 2012 NFL Draft. Adcock projects as a late 2nd to early 3rd round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

National Football Post’s bottom line on Adcock:

Impression: Needs to clean up his footwork in pass protection, but he's coordinated, can bend and should improve with time. Looks like a guy who is ideally suited to play right tackle, but I could see him being effective as a guard. At best a low end starter who looks more like a reserve to me.

Note: NFP has Levy as the 12th best Tackle on the board.

The common theme here seems to be that Levy Adcock has shown improvement in the two years he played in the Big-12 after applying himself and getting serious about the game. That sounds like a young man who is maturing. He is a big athletic Road Grader in the Run Game and needs some work as a Pass defender. Adcock will need to address his footwork and hand placement, but has good balance and more than adequate reach.
You know what? The same things were said about Orlando Franklin last year. I trust that the Broncos will do their due diligence and see if Adcock has enough for Dave Magazu to work with. Levy has the smarts, the size and the athletic ability. If he has the will, I believe Magazu can coach him into a player in the NFL. The Broncos Offensive Line coach did quite a bit with Franklin in 2011 and the young behemoth showed a lot of improvement.

Go Broncos!

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