According to Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts are among the NFL teams that Illinois defensive back Tony Adams has met with before the 2022 NFL Draft:
Illinois corner Tony Adams visited Bengals today after visiting Colts @IlliniFootball #Bengals #colts— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 21, 2022
The 5’11”, 203 pound senior defensive back (with 31” arms) recorded 63 tackles (47 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, and 5 passes defensed for the Fighting Illini during 12 starts in 2021.
He ran a 4.47 forty time at his recent Pro Day and has a 41.5 inch vertical jump.
Adams is known as a really good athlete and scrappy defensive back with solid range, ball skills, tracking, and fluidity in coverage, who’s smaller size probably projects him to more of a nickelback at the pro ranks.
He’s more athletic than explosive though and can get beat with deep speed downfield.
He projects as a late ‘Day 3’ draft pick or a priority undrafted rookie free agent signing but figures to be an immediate special teams contributor—and a versatile backup defensive back for his NFL destination.