The New York Jets had the 6th overall selection in the NFL Draft and picked Jamal Adams out of LSU. This will be bad news for the Buffalo Bills next season.
The New York Jets had several different routes to go with the 6th pick in the NFL Draft. Since they play the Buffalo Bills twice next season– including Week 1 — it’ll be important to do a little extra scouting on their new rookie, Jamal Adams.
They ended up getting the best player in this draft, in my opinion.
When the New York Jets were on the clock, the following players had already been drafted:
- Myles Garrett
- Mitchell Trubisky
- Solomon Thomas
- Leonard Fournette
- Corey Davis
Their decision to go with wasn’t that surprising. The Jets were due for a defensive back and they had a chance to grab whichever one they wanted — noting that none had been picked until the Jets. They ended up going safety over cornerback and selected Jamal Adams.
Adams has been compared to Rodney Harrison and will be a day-one starter. He will make it very difficult for the Buffalo Bills to get much on offense and will require a lot of attention in the film room.
Taking a look at his strengths, here’s what NFL.com had to say:
"Natural-born leader of men. Well-built. Will not hesitate for one second as a hitter. Steps downhill looking to punish running backs to set a tone for defense. Toggles between patient and urgent in treks to the ball. Plays off blockers. Approaches target with open arms and wide, balanced base to limit escape routes. Intelligent field general. Gets secondary aligned properly. Plays with plus balance in coverage. Pattern reader who can digest combinations. Alert for misdirection keys from offense. Party crasher on screen plays. Can handle coverage responsibilities against tight ends. Five interceptions and two recovered fumbles over last two seasons at LSU. Special-teams terror as freshman and sophomore, notching 21 tackles. No penalties in 2016. Father, George, was a first-round pick of the Giants in 1984."
The New York Jets are definitely lucky that Adams fell to them. Mel Kiper Jr. had him as the third best player in this draft, while Jon Gruden had him first. He will be seen all over the field and will make it hard to get a solid passing attack or rushing attack going.
Here’s a look at his highlights from LSU:
We’ll see you Week 1 when the New York Jets face off against our Buffalo Bills.
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