Adams is participating in summer drills. He finally looks healthy enough to make an impact in camp. He has taken a majority of first team reps during summer, when a fullback is used in the formation. He is the only fullback on the roster to start a game and his experience currently gives him the edge heading into fall camp. However, he is not the most athletic pass-catcher out of the backfield.
Camp is a bulldozer running up the gut and surprisingly is an excellent receiver out of the backfield. Nonetheless, his speed and endurance are major question marks. He has shown natural leadership throughout summer. He should emerge in fall camp as the starter.
Fr. Frank Padilla (6-0, 240) is the fastest and most athletic fullback Fresno State has had under Head Coach Pat Hill. Padilla possesses great footwork, soft hands, and speed to play tailback. He redshirted last season after a grayshirt in 2005. He lacks the experience of those ahead of him on the depth chart and he missed the last week of spring with an injury.
Padilla is healthy and gives the Bulldogs their versatile weapon at the fullback position. If Coach McElwain wants to spread the ball around, Padilla's presence on the field will create the most mismatches for opposing defenses.
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