GM Chris Ballard seemingly struck gold with his 2018 NFL Draft class as he added seven players who are key contributors to this team. Darius Leonard, Braden Smith, and Quenton Nelson all look to be long term starters at their positions while Nyheim Hines, Tyquan Lewis, and Kemoko Turay all have played very well in their rotational roles. One player who has really come along in recent weeks though is rookie 7th round pick Matthew Adams.
Adams is a 7th round rookie out of Houston where he was a key 4-year player for the team. He logged 256 total tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, and 6.5 sacks in 43 games played for the Cougars. Despite putting together a solid collegiate career, Adams did not receive an invite to the NFL combine. At his pro day however, Adams did post a pretty solid 4.63 40 time and a 33.5 vertical jump.

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