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Steelers Select Western Michigan EDGE Keion Adams In The Seventh Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Western Michigan EDGE Keion Adams in the seventh-round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 248th overall pick.

At his pro day, Adams measured in at 6020 247. He had 126 total tackles, 14.5 sacks and 33 total tackles for a loss.

PRO DAY 40-YD: 4.70 | 10-YD: 1.63 | 20-YD: 2.70 | BP: 27 | VJ: 36 | BJ: 10’04” | SS: 4.38 | LS: 11.72 | 3C: 7.36

2015: Played in 13 games, starting seven … led the team in sacks with 5.5 … was second on the team with 10.0 tackles for loss … made 1.5 tackles for loss for 10 yards including a sack against Middle Tennessee State in the bowl game (12/24) … made three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Murray State (9/19) … had career-high 2.5 tackles for loss and season-high five tackles overall at Ohio along with second sack of the season (10/17) … had 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Miami (OH) (10/24) … tied season-high with five tackles and had a sack vs. Ball State (11/5) and duplicated effort vs. Toledo (11/27).

2014: Played in all 13 games, starting in three … had three tackles including one tackle for loss in game at Virginia Tech (9/27) … recorded two tackles in win at Bowling Green (10/8) … recorded half sack in win over Ohio (10/25) … made one tackle in Idaho Potato Bowl against Air Force (12/20).

2013: Made collegiate debut at MSU (8/30) … two tackles at Northwestern (9/14) … three tackles and first career PBU against Kent State (9/28) … first career start at Toledo (10/5) … set new career high in tackles with six against Buffalo (10/12) … forced fumble against Ball State (10/19) … fumble recovery vs. CMU (11/16).

HIGH SCHOOL: Member of 2010 North Carolina State Championship team, earning Central Carolina Conference and regional championships along the way … named All-CCC as well as All-Rowan County … earned spot on NC East vs. West All-Star team … named to the Carolina Preps All-State Team … three-sport athlete earning letters in football, basketball and track.

PERSONAL: Criminal justice major with a 3.09 GPA … son of Desmond Adams and Tanika Burnon … born June 8, 1995 in Salisbury, N.C.

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