Averaged 311 yards per game last year. Threw for nearly 2,500 yards and rushed for over 1,000. He led the SoCon in rushing as a daggum QB - in a league that was stocked with good running teams. The only player that outpaced Adams in terms of total offense in the SoCon was Devlin Hodges, who won the Payton Award. I'm not sure how many QBs nationally were putting up those sorts of numbers last season, but I bet it wasn't many.
Adams' biggest negative is he plays on a crappy team. WCU plays virtually zero defense (surrendering nearly 41 ppg) and his offensive line is one of the league's weaker units. He is basically a one-man show out there.
Personally, I think that if WCU could ever get that man some help and not ask him to win every game by his lonesome, he'd be a Payton Finalist. There's not a throw he can't make.