2017 NFL Draft

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Phillip Adams

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 192 | College: South Carolina State
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Adams slipped onto the radar screen when scouts from 15 NFL teams showed up to South Carolina State's pro day. And they weren't disappointed, as Adams posted impressive-enough workout numbers to jump into the conversation as a late-round pick (eventually going No. 224 overall to San Francisco).

It continued a strong offseason for Adams, who was also a standout at the HBCU practices in December, which kicked off the all-star game circuit. In Montgomery, Adams impressed NFLDraftScout.com's Chad Reuter with his domination in press coverage and closing ability, and showed he had the speed to run with receivers downfield.


Positives: Tough corner with good speed willing to lay the wood and be extremely physical at the line of scrimmage. Maintains contact with receivers all the way down the field. Makes the interception and makes hits to jar balls loose after the receiver gets his hands on it. Closes well on the ball when playing off. Can fit any system. One of best players at HBCU Bowl in Montgomery. Good attitude and leader.

Negatives: From a lower level of competition, must transition quickly. Not an exceptional athlete or own great agility or speed (but more than adequate at both). Takes chances, will be burned by veteran receivers without taking coaching.

2009 Season

Voted first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference by the coaches and sports information directors. … Fifth on the team with 48 tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions - two of which he returned for touchdowns. He also had five tackles for loss, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups. … Named to the preseason All-MEAC second team.

Agility Tests

Combine: Did not receive an invitation

Pro day (NFL.com): 4.53-second and 4.52-second 40-yard-dash, 34.5-inch vertical leap, 10-4 broad jump, 4.35-second short shuttle, 7.17-second 3-cone drill.

High School

Attended Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


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