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Spartan NFL Combine Report: Tuesday

Johnny Adams ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash on Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. (Photo by Ben Liebenberg, NFL)

Feb. 26, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS - Cornerback Johnny Adams was the fourth and final Spartan to test at the NFL Combine as he performed in front of scouts from around the league on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

In the two drills that Adams participated in, he ranked as a top performer among his position group. Adams clocked a time of 4.48 in the 40-yard dash, which ranked 15th out of the 33 cornerbacks at the combine. He tied for sixth in the bench press with 16 reps of 225 pounds.

Adams, who was battling a turf toe injury and did not play in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl against TCU or the Senior Bowl in January, did not compete in any of the other tests.

"He's instinctive," said ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay on Adams in an exclusive interview with "He's just a good football player. This is a very deep cornerback and just overall secondary class in 2013, so maybe it's day three (when he's selected); wherever it is, he's a guy that comes in with experience, he knows what he has to do, he knows how to work, and he really does a good job of reading the quarterback's eyes. I think he's someone who can maybe contribute as a No. 3 or No. 4 cornerback."

For a complete look at how each Spartan tested at the NFL Combine, visit their respective player pages on

Johnny Adams
Le'Veon Bell
William Gholston
Dion Sims



WHAT'S NEXT: The next phase leading up to the NFL Draft will be Michigan State's Pro Day on Wednesday, March 13. The 2013 NFL Draft will be conducted April 25-27 (Thursday, April 25 - first round; Friday, April 26 - second and third rounds; and Saturday, April 27 - fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

ABOUT THE NFL COMBINE: The NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) is organized and operated by National Football Scouting, Inc. More than 600 NFL personnel, including head coaches, general managers, scouts and medical staff representing all 32 teams, attended the Scouting Combine and evaluated more than 330 of the nation's top college players eligible for the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft through on-field drills, physical testing, psychological exams, as well as formal and informal interviews.

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