2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOSH ADAMS: Notre Dame, 6015 213 4.55. Junior entry from Warrington, PA. The three-year starter was the leading rusher for Notre Dame the past two seasons. A Heisman candidate for much of 2017 but saw a drop off in production from November on. Tall, long, and well built with some room for more bulk. Between the tackles bruiser with excellent open field speed. Has the look and running style of a grinder who can wear down a defense with his physical brand, but if given some extra space to work with, will run away from defenders. He was among the nation’s leaders in runs over 30 yards. Gets through initial contact consistently, always hungry for more. A smart situational runner. Very aware of game situations and what the offense needs, excels at taking what the defense gives him. When moving in a north/south running scheme, Adams is most effective. Where he struggles, is when he needs to be innovative and create on his own. There is a slight deficit in lateral quick twitch, reaction based running. He has some lower body stiffness and hesitation in situations like that. If the initial lane isn’t there, he struggles to find something else. His production may have been strongly attributed to the dominant Notre Dame offensive line. While he does combine size and speed with a lot of force once he is moving downhill, there may not be enough quickness, foot speed, and receiving ability to factor as an every-down threat. He can, however, be a part of a solid two back rotation as an inside runner. 2017 stats: 1430 yds, 6.9 ypc, 9 TD, 13 rec, 101 yds, 7.8 ypr. Medical exclusion at Combine - left foot. Third/fourth round. (A-33 3/4, H-9 1/4, BP-18, SS-DNP).