Did Cowboys Strike Gold With OT Levy Adcock?


Continuing my ongoing series of grading the Dallas Cowboys 2012 NFL draft, I am doing what I previously promised and addressing another one of the undrafted rookie free agents. This article will profile offensive tackle  Levy Adcock. You can see all of my previous articles on grading the draft here.

Levy Adcock,  OT  Oklahoma State.

6-6 322, 5.21 40, 26 bench reps.

My Grade: Player potential/impact: B- Value: A

Adcock attended Sequoyah High School in Claremore, and he played football, baseball and basketball for the Sequoyah Eagles. He was the first player in Rogers County history to be named all-county in each sport. He helped lead Claremore Sequoyah to their first ever state championship in football. That team went 13-0.

Adcock originally attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, but transferred to Oklahoma State and played for the team from 2009 to 2011. He spent his first year with the Cowboys primarily on special teams, but would sometimes line up as a fourth tight end. In 2010, he became a starter and was a first-team All Big-12 selection after not allowing a quarterback sack during the entire season. He made a mid-game switch against OU when he moved from right tackle to left tackle without missing a beat. OSU did not allow a sack in that game and allowed just one over the last six games of the season. Adcock was OSU’s offensive lineman of the week five times.

Following his senior season in 2011, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.

When I look at this player, I can’t help but wonder how he went undrafted. To me, he was a total stud, not allowing a single sack in 2010. He has the protypical size, length, and upper body strength coveted by NFL teams. He has a high football IQ, is very athletic and has a good motor. He is strong at the point of attack and plays with some nastiness. He has pretty good technique that is enhanced by his ‘never give up on the play’ mentality. He is good at reading stunts and blitzes, and he always plays to the whistle.

Adcock seems to lack the over all strength required to battle pass rushers at the NFL level, but I feel some time with Woicik will remedy that within a yr. To get a player of this caliber as an undrafted rookie free agent, definitely merits an A for value. This guy has the potential to be a starter within a year, 2 at the most. If I were Doug Free, I wouldn’t get too comfortable, especially after his performance in 2011.

Drafttek: One of his best attributes is his ability to play multiple positions along the O-line. Although he’s better suited to play RT in the NFL he has the strength and technique to match up well with bull rushers from either position. In addition, Adcock has a great knack of pushing speed rushers right by the QB allowing them to step up in the pocket. He also has the uncanny ability to mirror his defender thus keeping them away from the QB. He also relies on his high football IQ to allow him to identify whom to pick up on the blitz. His footwork can be a little inconsistent at times but his athleticism at the college level allows him to get away with it however, it needs to be cleaned up at the next level.

Adcock is a road-grader in the run game with his ability to burst out of the blocks, good hand placement and his great leg drive. He plays with an attitude and looks to hit someone on every play and on occasions will hit two. He’s a good looking pro prospect and I look to hear his name called in mid to late 2nd round.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Russell Okung


– Massive frame

– Versatile player

– Great ability to mirror defender

– Nasty attitude/hits someone on every play


– Inconsistent footwork

– Allows defenders to get into his frame

– Lacks ideal strength

Adcock is #73 in this video.

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