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Adam Terry, OT, Syracuse
Height: 6:08.0 Weight: 330
Overview: Terry is a towering blocker with outstanding height and excellent agility. The three-year starter was the anchor of the Syracuse offensive line from his left tackle position. His punishing blocks and ability to create huge rush lanes led to both of the team's tailbacks, Damien Rhodes and Walter Reyes, gaining over 800 yards each in 2004, the first time since 1979 (Joe Morris -- 1,372 yards and Bill Hurley -- 813) that two runners accomplished that feat in the same season. Rated one of the top linemen in the East by Prep Star and Super Prep at Queensbury (N.Y.) High, Terry excelled at both the offensive and defensive tackle positions. He earned All-East honors from Prep Football Report and was a first-team All-Conference and All-State selection as a junior. He also was selected for the Governor's Bowl All-State Classic New Jersey squad. Terry played in four games as a true freshman in 2001 at Syracuse. He started eleven games at left tackle in 2002, missing the Rutgers contest after suffering a concussion the previous week vs. West Virginia. Tailback Walter Reyes credits Terry's blocking that year for the reason the tailback was able to run for seventeen touchdowns. Terry again lined up at left tackle the next two years, extending his string to 35 consecutive starts. In 2003, he was a second-team All-Big East Conference choice and earned All-American recognition from Dopke.com. Terry was the recipient of the Ben Schwartzwalder Exemplary Football Player Award in 2004, in addition to picking up first-team All-Big East and All-ECAC accolades.
Analysis: Positives... Has a tall, even-proportioned frame, with long limbs, good bubble, thick thighs and calves and room on his frame to add more bulk. ... Adequate to gain position and sustain his blocks. ... Shows the ability to pull and trap, keeping his feet and balance when on the move. ... His body control and foot movement allow him to make proper adjustments when working in space. ... Very good pass protector who sets quickly and has the hand usage and long arms to lock on and steer. ... Shows a quick kick slide in his pass set and while he does not explode with his hands, he gets good placement to sustain. ... Very athletic for a player his size. ... Quick to spot twists and games. ... Displays good strength at the point of attack to get movement or widen the defender. ... Strong on his hand punch and gets his hands inside, showing the ability to steer his man wide. ... Solid cutting off the backside penetration. ... Demonstrates good athleticism and quickness on his pulls. ... Can flip his hips and seal back inside on the counter play and looks to finish blocks. ... Plays with good knee bend and has adequate anchor but his punch can be a little wide and miss-timed. ... .Does show better timing and technique on cut blocks and can see and pick up twists. ... Plays on his feet and is a good athlete in space.
Negatives... While he has adequate quickness off the ball, he struggles to uncoil on the snap. ... Displays marginal explosion and pop on contact. ... Does not generate much push at the point of attack. ... Lacks that aggressive nature you expect from a left tackle and despite his size, is more of a wall-off, finesse type that will not generate many knockdowns. ... Must be more explosive when trying to create movement for the ground game, as he struggles to stay low in his pads. ... When he gets too erect in his stance, he cannot redirect quick enough to combat counter moves. ... Seems to lose his leg drive when making contact, but he has enough speed to make it to the second level on traps and pulls. ... While he shows alertness on the field, he can still be fooled to jump offsides when he anticipates the snap. ... Might be better suited for right tackle, as his frame makes it difficult for him to get low enough in his pads to be effective redirecting to the corners. ... Can find targets working up field, but needs to be more consistent hitting it square. ... In pass protection, his set speed and foot quickness are good, but he struggles at by oversetting and will then have to redirect and power down inside. ... His leg base in the running game gets a little narrow, but is correctable.
Agility tests: CAMPUS: 5.18 in the 40-yard dash...425-pound bench press...385-pound hang clean...29-inch vertical jump. COMBINE: 5.4 in the 40-yard dash...3.11 20-yard dash...1.91 10-yard dash...4.78 20-yard shuttle...7.89 three-cone drill...28-inch vertical jump...8'0" broad jump...Did not participate in the bench press (own choice)...32 -inch arm length...10 -inch hands...26 Wonderlic score.
High school: Attended Queensbury (N.Y.) High School, playing football for coach John Irion...Rated one of the top lineman in the East by Prep Star and Super Prep...Excelled at both the offensive and defensive tackle positions...Earned All-East honors from Prep Football Report and was a first-team All-Conference and All-State selection as a junior...Selected for the Governor's Bowl All-State Classic New Jersey squad.
Personal: History major...Son of Cindy and Michael Terry...Born 9/01/82...Resides in Queensbury, New York.
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