Isn't real instinctive when asked to run in tighter quarters and is easily tripped up and brought down on any type of contact. Runs a bit upright inside, exposing a good bit of his frame — especially through the legs — and can be easily knocked off balance by any kind of arm tackle.
Now, he does display a natural feel in the pass game. Looks comfortable not only plucking the football out of the backfield, but is also a pretty coordinated route runner when asked to separate vs. linebackers in man. Exhibits good balance and coordination out of his breaks and has a real savvy of how to uncover and work his way back toward the quarterback. However, isn't an effective blocker at this stage. Lacks the power/strength to anchor on contact and doesn't even exhibit much in the way of balance/body control when trying to cut defenders down off the edge.
Impression: His ability to catch the football out of the backfield will give him a chance at the next level. But, he doesn't look like anything more than a third-down back, and guys with his lacking girth always seem to have a tough time making an NFL roster, unless they are extremely dynamic with the ball in their hands, which he is not."
Positive: Smallish yet elusive ball carrier with outstanding vision and instincts. Displays a lot of quickness in his running, sets up defenders, and makes them miss. Creates yardage in the open field, keeps his feet moving, and works to break tackles. Weaves his way through traffic to pick up positive yardage. Shows the ability to cut back against the grain without losing momentum. Solid receiver out of the backfield.
Negative: Undersized and not a ball carrier who breaks tackles. Was never very productive on the college level nor able to wrest away the starting position.
Analysis: Adams was a solid ball carrier for Wake Forest and projects as a third-down back at the next level. He is a prospect who must make his mark on special teams."