The 2007 class for the state of Colorado, has numerous solid offensive line
prospects. Ryan Miller of Columbine, Levi Salmans of Monarch, Shawn Daniels of
Mullen and Marcus Felker of Thornton are some of the offensive linemen who will
be playing college ball soon. Along with this group, is 6'4 275 pound Ethan Adkins of Douglas County High School.
Next to Ryan Miller of Columbine, Adkins is receiving the most D1
attention of the group. Currently, Adkins has offers from Colorado, Kansas State, Colorado State, Oklahoma State and Wyoming.
Offensive left tackle.
Stats: Adkins was a big part of a Douglas County offense that scored
over thirty-eight points a game on the way to a 13-1 state championship season.
Type: Head coach Jeff Ketron of Douglas County High School provided me
with almost two hours of tape regarding Ethan. The tape was not a highlight tape, but
rather game footage of Ethan.
For a big kid, Adkins gets off the ball well and shows a solid first step. A further testament to his agility, is
his ability to make blocks at the second level, not only does he reach the
linebacker, he makes effective blocks once there and at times even gets to the
secondary. Often times, at the high
school level, a lineman will get to the second level but lunge and flail making
his efforts ineffective. Adkins
does not have this tendency. Adkins
is a very good drive blocker and consistently maintained lower pad level and
leverage against the defensive linemen across from him. Like most high school offensive linemen,
Adkins looks much more comfortable as a run blocker as opposed to a pass
blocker. In pass protection, he
will reach and over extend from time to time. When he does not over extend and gets
his hands on the pass rusher he is very solid and maintains a good base and
form. In the film, speed rushers
gave him problems at times. This will need to be improved on at the next level.
Line: Adkins is a very good high school offensive tackle and deserves
the D1 attention he is receiving.
Watching him on tape you can tell he is well coached and sound
fundamentally. At the next level, I
feel he projects as a guard or possibly a right tackle. With additional upper body strength and
improved pass blocking technique he will be a solid player for the school of his
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