Bright Spots: #Jets Jamal Adams by David Dubovy
With the sixth pick of the 2017 NFL draft, the New York Jets select: Jamal Adams. A safety from LSU. In 36 games played at LSU, Jamal Adams recorded 209 total tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, 5 interceptions and 14 passes defended. Jamal Adams has plenty of experience in the backfield and in his junior year at LSU he had ZERO flags thrown at him. Adams is a physical tone setter and a natural born leader. Which is exactly what the Jets need on defense. Jamal Adams will have an immediate impact on the Jets and be a cornerstone of the team for years to come. But Jets fan are wondering whether he'll be the next Dee Milliner or the next Ed Reed. With Jamal Adams high ceiling, he was a steal at pick six. I expect Jamal Adams to be a Landon Collins (Giants All-Pro) or Earl Thomas (Seahawks). Jamal's father George was a Super Bowl champion with the Giants in 1986. George was a leader for his team and for Jamal, the team always came before himself. The Jets need a leader right now and it's uncommon for a rookie to take charge and be that guy. But Adams doesn't think it will be an issue for him. The Jets are hoping Jamal Adams turns out to be like their 2015 sixth round pick: Leonard Williams. Jamal Adams could possibly be one of the best draft picks in history and be on his way to Canton. But only time will tell.