Jets nab LSU's Jamal Adams who seems like a sure thing at safety


If you were hoping the Jets would face-plant with their first-round pick, Thursday night wasn't your night. 

With the No. 6 overall pick, the Jets didn't reach for a quarterback. They didn't draft an injury risk and hope it pans out. They went with one of the safest players players in the draft when they took LSU safety Jamal Adams. 

The Jets need a quarterback -- and they had their shot at any of the passers in this class not named Mitch Trubisky -- but apparently they viewed this year's class as many did. Underwhelming.


Instead they got someone who projects as an immediate contributor for what may be the least-talented roster in the NFL. 

Adams is projected to be a versatile safety at the next level who can play down in the box or cover ground as a centerfielder. He's also been lauded for the leadership ability, and could be a cornerstone type -- along with defensive lineman Leonard Williams -- for the Jets defense to build around for years to come. 

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