Steelers Draft Adams with 56th Pick

By Ramzy Nasrallah on April 27, 2012 at 8:47p

The first Buckeye off the board in the 2012 NFL draft will be protecting Ben Roethlisberger's blind side in the AFC North.

Mike Adams is a Pittsburgh Steeler, reuniting with Cameron Heyward whom the team drafted last year. The Dublin Coffman graduate, Ohio State criminology major and Block O alumnus is the second member of the heralded Class of 2008 to enter the NFL, following Terrelle Pryor who was taken by the Oakland Raiders in the supplemental draft last summer.

Fellow Block O conspirator Michael Brewster should be following suit shortly.

Adams was a first-team All-B1G performer during Ohio State's vacated 2011 championship season and managed to get onto the second team as a senior despite missing five games due to his Tatgate suspension. He started in his final 23 games, after appearing in five as a freshman and six as a sophomore.

He recently made waves by testing positive for marijuana at the NFL combine, despite knowing for months that he would be tested. Adams now has the opportunity to demonstrate what he was able to do in a largely consistent fashion at Ohio State: Perform admirably both as a run and pass-blocker.

Adams is the first Dublin Coffman/Ohio State player to get to the NFL since Vince Workman in 1985. Notre Dame's Brady Quinn and Chinedum Ndukwe and former Buckeye/transfer to Pittsburgh Nick Goings also preceded Adams in making it to the league.


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Buckeyejason's picture

Damn Espn didn't show any film on Mike at all! That's BS! All they talked about was his troubles and went to a commercial break.

Anyways Congrats Mike! Great organization to be apart of.


Enzo's picture

Makes it hard to root for former Buckeyes when the f'ing squeelers keep drafting them.

LadyBuck's picture

You know, I don't find it a problem at all. B)

johnblairgobucks's picture

ESPN.... only 1 player out of 60 drafted that they do not show Gametape highlights of, and it's a Buckeye.   Hmmmm.  F-U ESPN. 

Buckeyejason's picture

Who's next Devier or Brewser? I'll say Brewster.


Nick1's picture

I don't always watch the NFL Draft, but when I do I chose the NFL Network.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Ha Ha.

Stay away from friends.

Riggins's picture

The Pittsburgh Steelers....making it hard to root for former Buckeyes since forever.

kr66osu's picture

Yuck, why did it have to be the Steelers?

theebuckeyecrew's picture

Great pickup, I was hoping the Steelers would get Big Mike. Should help the O-Line protect Ben, which they need badly.

Buckeyejason's picture

I don't think the steelers were after a center having Pouncey already.


kr66osu's picture

Posey just got picked by the Texans

Buckeyejason's picture

Good spot for Posey. What could've been for this guy without the scandal, suspension etc?


TheHostileDwarf's picture

God, I hate the fucking Steelers. But, of course, good luck, Mr. Adams.

Bucks43201's picture

hahaha hey - I'm a Steelers shouldn't be "makes it harder to root for OSU players because they play for the Steelers" should be: "makes it a little easier to root for the Steelers because they have some OSU players."  College allegiance is always first for me. I root for any  team that has a Buckeye on it.

Even if you hate the Steelers -- you gotta admit you like the fact that they've drafted more Buckeyes than any other team recently, that's 4 in the past 3 drafts. They also signed Troy Smith on as a back-up QB a few months ago. Intersting, per Dave Biddle's (Bucknuts) Twitter: The Bengals have drafted 1 Buckeye since '94; the Steelers have drafted 9 Buckeyes since '97... maybe that's part of the success difference.

Anyways, I think the Steelers got two great value picks in the best OG (DeCastro), & maybe the 2nd best OT (Adams), especially for where they fell to them.

I think the Browns are going to be back in the playoffs in 2 years.

Posey is a steal, too, i.m.o.. I hope for the Steelers sake, but more importantly - because he is a Buckeye -- for Adams & OSU's sake - that he stays off the pot crap & reaches his full potential in Pittsburgh

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

DefendOhio's picture

Gross. of course Pittspuke would draft another OSU player. 

RedStorm45's picture

How disappointing did this recruiting class turn out in terms of pro prospects....4 5-star recruits (according to Rivals at least), still some guys with a RS who have a chance next year (Stoneburner, Williams, etc.) but Mike Adams was the #1 OT prospect out of high school according to some, others believed Posey was a top 3 WR that year.  

OurHonorDefend09's picture

I'm so happy I can continue to hate the living shit out of Mike Adams as a Pittsburgh Steeler. The kid is a bum (as well as the rest of the tat 5) and I will enjoy despising him and his team for the remainder of his football career. 

However, this is a solid pick for Pittsburgh in the 3rd round, but Steelers fans need to understand they aren't getting the next Orlando Pace.

(For those of you who say its bad to talk about a Buckeye like that, especially when he is just a kid... I'm younger than him, and have watched him firsthand be a waste of talent on and off the football field during my time in Columbus and it disgusts me. Laziness at OT, especially during weaker opponents and drinking/smoking his draft stock away is insulting.)

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

FortMeyer's picture

My opinion of a lot of, not all, but more than one Ohio Steeler fan is the same as Ohio Michigan fans. The Steelers were winners of many super bowls past as well as the wolverines were dominating the Buckeyes through the '90's. Rather than take the proverbial beatdown and be a sad but loyal home team supporter of the Browns, Bengals, and/or Buckeyes, some chose to take the much less futile path to happiness and root accordingly. As pissed as that will make some which is not my intention, I have first hand accounts of those breaking ankles jumping on and off of speeding bandwagons as they decided upon their fav teams. And before someone says,"my dad has rooted for the Steelers since before I was born so that was how I was raised", or "our family has rooted for ttun for years" your dad watched Bradshaw and Mean Joe win four super bowls and watched John Cooper nearly bite his fingers off during ttun losses for ten years, prior to possibly choosing his personal favorite team. What I always ask the loudest steeler fan is "your favorite baseball team is the pirates, right?" At which point a conversation begins. For what it is worth, I have no problem with Steeler fans from Ohio, just the ones that act like they live in Pittsburgh or the ones that have every single thing they own stamped with a steeler logo, all clothes are steelers etc. And by the way, Michigan just sucks.

LadyBuck's picture

Or, you know, after the Browns moved to Baltimore, the closest team to root for was the Steelers. So, they tried the Browns after they came back, weren't satasfied with the early preceedings, and went back to the Steelers. It's not all that complicated.

buckeye76BHop's picture

Great...he can buy his tattoos now and smoke all the pot he wants!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

Pam's picture

Wasn't funny the three other times you posted this

TNbuckeye91's picture

Seriously get out dude. No one wants you

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

osubuckeye4life's picture

Congrats Mike Adams!

I wish him the best and hope he cleans up his act.

TNbuckeye91's picture

I love how your draft stock drops because of pot. That is 100% bullsh**.Not to try and start a marijuana argument but our laws are ridiculous.

I come from a long line high, low, and in-between, the same as you. - TVZ

Pam's picture

Having 4 kids w/three baby mammas, 3 arrests 2 for pot, tasered after a fight, kicked out of UF gets you drafted in the second round (yeah, but he didn't shoot nobody in a strip club).