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Jamal Adams named to the PFWA all rookie team

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Jets safety Jamal Adams has been named to the Professional Football Writers of America’s All Rookie Team.

Adams was the only Jet to make the team.

It was an up and down season for the sixth overall pick. Adams had some struggles in coverage against some of the top tight ends he faced. He ended his rookie year with 83 tackles and 2 sacks, although he failed to record an interception.

Although he has room to grow, particularly in coverage, I think Adams showed enough to merit optimism going forward. He ended his year on a strong note, recording 10 tackles and playing solid coverage in the team’s Week 17 loss at New England.

The big question going forward for the Jets is how good Adams will become. Can he turn into a Pro Bowl caliber player? The team selected Adams over a number of high upside players who produced in a big way as rookies. They need Adams to become a star level player going forward to justify the pick.