Coming off a strong senior season (44 tackles, 8.5 for loss and 4.5 sacks), Auburn’s Montravius Adams has boosted his draft stock by impressing scouts at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. As teams evaluate Adams, however, they look beyond just the past season and his draft prep this winter. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay had high praise for Adams, but said a lack of consistency early in his career could lead to some concerns.

“Adams was the most explosive of the defensive linemen at the Senior Bowl,” McShay said during a recent teleconference. “A really good season on tape this past year. Two years ago, the effort was not there, so a little bit of concern with him. That’s why I think he falls to the Day 2 range.”

Day 2 would mean Adams would go in the second or third round of the draft, which falls in line with the projection on The site lists him as the No. 7 defensive tackle and the No. 81 overall prospect.