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Bench Press is a really weird gauge for some of these big guys, because their arms are so long, and Bench pressing is much harder the taller you are, because different muscles apply at different points. (only about the first 6" of a bench press are on your chest muscles, then its triceps)
For instance, the LT that the Ravens got (which is a really ****ing good LT) only put up 23 on the bench.
As you stated with Shamarko, Troy put up 31 on the bench.
With some of these guys its really, really wierd.
That Said, I think Adams needs to be stronger. Gonna be a real test to his character, if he can take this benching, and spend the time he is benched in the weight room and the film room honing his craft.
Nevertheless typically tackles are SO MUCH STRONGER that a typical tackle can do more reps than a safety. Granted we have some freaky strong safetys but still THAT disparity aint good.
But 19 is just not impressive regardless arm length. At the tackle position where pretty much EVERYONE has long arms 19 is still WAY on the extreme low side.
Some heads need to role for this mess at LT position. 2nd most important position on the O-side after QB.
BTW this has happened twice...Jonathan Scott and now Mike Adams.
Steelers Draft 2015
Rd 1: Devante Parker - WR/ Kevin Johnson - CB
Rd 2: Danielle Hunter -OLB
Rd 3: Steven Nelson - CB
Rd 4: Derron Smith - S
Rd 5: Henry Anderson - DE
Rd 6: Wes Saxton - TE
Rd 7: Deon Simon - DT