New York Jets go safety, take Jamal Adams 6th overall

The Jets went defense with their first-round pick in the draft. Adams will step into a defense that struggled in 2017.

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New York Jets go safety, take Jamal Adams 6th overall


  • With the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft, the New York Jets selected safety Jamal Adams out of LSU,.
  • Adams is one of the best tacklers in the class; he missed a tackle just one tackle every 11.1 attempted in 2016.
  • He recorded 15 stops in the passing game in 2016, T-third-most of FBS safeties.
  • Adams can be deployed in several areas, he played 251 of his 802 snaps in the slot last season.
  • When targeted, Adams has shown good ball skills, recording five interceptions and nine pass breakups in 2016.

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  • a57se

    Another dumb decision by Maccagnan…