Tony Adams is from Belleville, IL, he was a three-star recruit from St. Louis University High School. He started two of five appearances at cornerback as a true freshman (eight tackles, one interception).
Adams missed the last seven games of that year due to injury and was limited to eight games with seven starts (two at corner, five at safety) the following year (43 tackles, 3.5 for loss with one sack, one interception, four pass breakups).
He missed three games with an injury in 2019, starting six times at corner and four at safety (39 tackles, three for loss, two interceptions, and one returned for a score).
Adams again showed versatility in 2020, starting three times at corner and safety (51 tackles, one interception) before missing the final two weeks due to COVID-19 protocols.
He started 10 of 12 games played at the corner in 2021, posting career highs with 63 tackles and five pass breakups (3.5 tackles for loss, one interception)
Defensive back with the size and athletic testing that could have teams deciding between casting him as a safety or cornerback.
He has good recovery speed, but the body control and route anticipation create issues with giving away open throwing windows on the second and third levels.
He’s quick to respond when reading the run but will miss more tackles than he should. Adams has the traits and versatility to compete for a practice squad role early on.