2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions Select OT Mike Adams With No. 23 Pick In 1st Round

In Greg Cosell's first 2012 NFL Mock Draft on NFL.com, he projects the Detroit Lions selecting former Ohio State offensive tackle Mike Adams with the 23rd overall pick. Cosell's mock draft is based on his own film study and assessment of team needs.

Here's what Cosell had to say about the pick:

You cannot ignore the importance of offensive line play to that team, and its profile. That leads me to Ohio State’s Mike Adams. Adams is the most purely athletic of the offensive tackles in this draft class: long arms, quick and light feet, outstanding size and body length, excellent balance and body control. For a team that throws the ball as much as the Lions do, Adams is the right fit. His overall skill set transitions well to pass protection in the NFL.

Adams is listed at 6-foot-7, 323 lbs and is considered the fifth best player at his position by CBS Sports. He tested positive at the NFL Combine in February, but has already completed the requisite counseling.

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