Notre Dame running back, Josh Adams, is taking the next step in his career and will play in the NFL in 2018 - but it won’t be because he was drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Josh Adams had a great season for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2017, and he was in the middle of the Heisman race for a moment. Injuries — something that has plagued him since his high school days in Pennsylvania, slowed down what was becomming a historic season.
Adams was a four star recruit coming out of high school, but an injury scared off most of his offer list, and when he committed to Notre Dame... most fans gave lukewarm reactions. It didn’t take long for Adams to see the field and make an impact though. With an injury to Tarean Folston early in Notre Dame’s first game of the 2015 season against the Texas Longhorns, Josh Adams scored a touchdown with the first carry of his career.
Over the next three years, Josh Adams gave everything he had on the field, and still struggled to stay healthy each season. He holds a Notre Dame record with a 98 yard touchdown run against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons — which is basically his trademark... Josh Adams broke an enormous amount of 60+ yard touchdowns.
He needs to stay healthy, and that may mean an adjustment to his insanely upright running style. Adams has the power and the top end speed to be a player in the NFL, but he needs to work on some more elusiveness to become more than just a role player.
Someone will pick him up as an undrafted free agent, and he’ll get his chance.
Good luck Josh!