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Jets Select Jamal Adams With The 6th Pick In The 2017 NFL Draft

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The Jets have selected safety Jamal Adams with the 6th pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Jamal Adams is a 6' 0", 214 pound safety out of LSU.  Here you can read what Gang Green Nation's scouting report said about Adams and here's the report from SB Nation's LSU blog, And The Valley Shook.

And here is what NFL.com said about Adams:

STRENGTHS

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.

WEAKNESSES

Handsy and too willing to clamp onto receivers down the field. Hard-charging downhill, but a little stiff when asked to retreat. Long speed appears to be average on tape. Eyes drop when targets approach his area. Anticipation is average, limiting his range as a center-fielder. Will give away some interceptions due to drops. Slower coming to balance as tackler on bursting runners between the tackles. Desire to limit cutbacks leads to challenging play-side tackles. Doesn't pursue with expected vigor from across the field. Aggressiveness opens him up against play-action.

Remaining Jets Picks:

Second Round:  Pick #39

Third Round:  Pick #70 and Pick #107

Fourth Round:  None

Fifth Round:  Pick #150

Sixth Round:  Pick #191

Seventh Round:  Pick #224