5 prospects the Vikings should approach with caution in 2020

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Trey Adams – OT (Washington)

Trey Adams‘ injury history has been well documented and something I’ve already written about a few times. One would be hard-pressed to find a more injury-plagued player in this year’s class of prospects.

The tough part is that this guy showed so much potential before the injuries that teams will still be willing to gamble on him.

Adams has torn his ACL and had back surgery on a bulging disk. These two injuries are very significant for a player who relies on his size and has to play out of a crouching position on every down to make his living. Teams were surely doing checks and re-checks on his back and knee to make sure there were no chronic issues.

Another negative factor when it comes to Adams is the lack of athleticism he showed at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine. Adams ran the slowest 40-yard dash time of anyone in Indianapolis and his overall testing numbers were all scraping the bottom of the barrel. He looked stiff in drills and there was clearly some rust from the time he had missed.

Adams is going to fall in this year’s draft and he could potentially go undrafted. The only saving grace for him was the film he put together early in his career when he was healthy and dominating every defender he lined up against.

If the Vikings do use a draft choice on Adams, it will be a late one and he will be considered a major gamble.