Montravius Adams arrived at Auburn as one of Gus Malzahn's first recruits and one of Rodney Garner's first big signees on the Plains. Now, four years later, he's headed to the NFL. He was chosen tonight in Round 3 by the Green Bay Packers.
Adams showed so much potential as a freshman, plugging lanes and affecting plays. His stat lines weren't very impressive, but it was obvious from the start that he had a lot of talent.
His sophomore and junior years continued to show much of the same. A lot of talent, but the effort just wasn't where it needed to be. Then, 2016 arrived. In his senior season, Adams finished second on the team in QB hurries, sacks, and tackles for loss. The person he finished 2nd to in all of those categories? That would be Carl Lawson.
Adams can do it all as an interior lineman. He can bull-rush the line and break up a handoff at the mesh point. He can sack the QBs. He can stop the running back at the LOS or just behind it. Shoot, he can even intercept passes and run them back. If he keeps building on the progress he made this year, then he'll have a heck of a career in the NFL.
Good luck, Monty. We'll miss you and be pulling for you in Green Bay.