The violent, rampaging animal on the field is at odds with the quiet, introspective giant in the locker room.
Adongo credits Redding and outside linebacker Robert Mathis among the many people who have helped him grow in the past few months. But he said everyone in the locker room played a part.
"It was pretty easy because he's a great guy," inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman said. "He fits in here well. But it wasn't really hard for us because he was coming up and asking any and every question. It didn't matter how big or how small, he's always asking questions trying to understand the game, trying to understand what goes on around here. Having a guy like that that just wants to be a sponge, it's always great to have around."
Nobody knows what the future holds for Adongo.
But there's no question he has the drive and determination to succeed. Eventually, he'll be worked in at outside linebacker.
And, one day, he might even replace one of his mentors.
"I see he has a lot of potential, and he can be a force in this league," Mathis said. "Just got to keep him on the right track. (Mentally) he is already there. So he's going to be fine."