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2017 NFL Mock Draft: New York Jets Select S Jamal Adams at No. 6

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With the 6th pick in the 2017 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the New York Jets select...

Jamal Adams, S, LSU

The selection and write-up were made by jdreyfuss:

The Jets have major needs across their secondary, at edge rusher, and at quarterback. Signing Josh McCown is a sign that they believe they can develop one of the young QBs already on the roster or wait until next season for their answer. Outside of quarterback, the two best players available are Adams and DL Jonathan Allen. While it wouldn’t be out of character for Mike Maccagnan to take another interior pass rusher, recent heavy investments into the line have borne fruit while similar investments into the secondary have failed.

The Jets have to replace at least one of their starting safeties. Marcus Gilchrist is a converted cornerback who relies on his recovery speed and is coming off a career-altering injury. Calvin Pryor simply hasn't lived up to his talent. Adams is a full-size, rangy safety with good coverage instincts and strong technique for both form and power tackling. While he’s best suited as a traditional coverage-oriented strong safety, he can play centerfield. His versatility will allow the team to evaluate both incumbent safeties and cut whichever one is worse at his one-dimensional skill.

Pokorny: There are too many top defensive players for these quarterback-needy teams to pass up on, and I think each of them feel a quarterback will still be there for them to try out in round two. There are differing opinions on who is the better safety between Adams and Hooker, but here that doesn’t matter — and I also agree with not making another investment on the defensive interior.

The Los Angeles Chargers are up next, led by unoservix.

2017 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cleveland Browns Menocu DE Myles Garrett
2 San Francisco 49ers unoservix S Malik Hooker
3 Chicago Bears CTBuckeye DE Solomon Thomas
4 Jacksonville Jaguars UberTater RB Leonard Fournette
5 Tennessee Titans npchristman CB Marshon Lattimore
6 New York Jets jdreyfuss S Jamal Adams
7 Los Angeles Chargers unoservix S Jabrill Peppers
8 Carolina Panthers MConley17 TE O.J. Howard
9 Cincinnati Bengals Mudville DE Derek Barnett
10 Buffalo Bills The Bottom! WR Mike Williams
11 New Orleans Saints makeaplay59 DT Jonathan Allen
12 Cleveland Browns mrwhitman QB Mitch Trubisky
13 Arizona Cardinals Crawford_T WR Corey Davis
14 Philadelphia Eagles Gin_and_Tonic CB Gareon Conley
15 Indianapolis Colts fjblessi ILB Reuben Foster
16 Baltimore Ravens Suppa Bob DE Taco Charlton
17 Washington Redskins OhioCityBrownsBeliever LB Haason Reddick
18 Tennessee Titans Legoman0721 WR John Ross
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ezweav S Obi Melifonwu
20 Denver Broncos poultman OT Ryan Ramczyk
21 Detroit Lions Mean Ol' Pete LB Zach Cunningham
22 Miami Dolphins anthszabo DE Charles Harris
23 New York Giants impulseCTRLissues OT Cam Robinson
24 Oakland Raiders Ghenry518 ILB Raekwon McMillan
25 Houston Texans Darth_Batman QB Deshaun Watson
26 Seattle Seahawks michael.hamper OT Garett Bolles
27 Kansas City Chiefs The Beast Mode QB Pat Mahomes
28 Dallas Cowboys Matt Wood CB Tre'Davious White
29 Green Bay Packers Robo Dawg RB Christian McCaffrey
30 Pittsburgh Steelers fj holden CB Kevin King
31 Atlanta Falcons BrianB77 OL Forrest Lamp
32 New Orleans Saints troy145 RB Dalvin Cook
33 Cleveland Browns Ike5 S Budda Baker