Vernon Adams dominating the East-West Shrine Game
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA–Through two quarters at the East-West Shrine Game, the West lead 23-9. The game has been dominated by Oregon QB Vernon Adams Jr. who has thrown for 191 yards and three TD’s while only completing six of his nine pass attempts. Adams seems to be a mid-to-late round prospect, but this performance speaks volumes. Every time I watch tape on Adams he is making plays, whether it be with his arm or his legs, he is a play-maker at the quarterback position.
Standing at 6’0 and 200lbs soaking wet, his size is not ideal. Add in his small hands, something scouts look for in QB’s (small is not good), he measurable’s do not stack up to a standard NFL quarterback. But the way he plays the position, shows he can make it in the NFL. On two of his three first-half touchdowns in the Shrine Game, Adams looked off the safety perfectly with his eyes, delivered an authentic pump-fake, and threw a pin-point pass to his receivers in the end zone.
With his strong-arm, accuracy and high football IQ showing consistently on the football field, Adams is making NFL scouts take notice. He is climbing up my draft board, and I will have a more in-depth draft profile coming next week.
Other game notes of the 1st Half
- Brian Poole-CB-Flordia had a 98-yard pick-6 off of WKU QB Brandon Doughty
- Doughty threw 2 interceptions on 6-of-11 passing
- Purdue WR Danny Anthrop had 5 receptions for 120 yards and 1 TD including a 91-yard bomb from Adams
- Stony Brook DE/OLB has dominated the defensive side of the ball for the East team. He has regularly beaten OL off the snap, recording 1 sack, 2 TFL and many more QB hurries